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PURPLE PATCH’S MATT DIXON TALKING TRIATHLON LIFESTYLE

I had the distinct pleasure to sit down poolside in Kona with purplepatchfitness coach, Matt Dixon, who was a pro triathlete himself.  He is a regular contributor to Triathlete magazine, Lava magazine, and Triathlete Europe, and has been featured in many other publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Men’s Health.  Matt is also an exercise physiologist and coach to pros such as Meredith Kessler,…

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GETTING FIT AT 46 – STAYING GUILT FREE

I am  (big gulp), a middle-aged wife of a middle-aged triathlete GETTING FIT AT 46.  What’s the difference?  Well, middle-aged triathletes are in their prime.  Let me explain…They typically are at the height of their endurance and physical fitness – they look pretty darn good, too; have reached a place in their career that financially allows them to buy nice “toys”, great coaches, and other…

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DIARY OF A KONA BOUND TRIWIFE – RACE WEEK

We have now been on The Big Island since late last Thursday night and time has flown by.  I can’t believe THE race is almost here.  I keep hearing, “I have nothing to prove” interspersed with “I’m a little wound up right now.”  I’ll just let him have his period of schizophrenia….. Was very happy to run into one of our fellow racers at breakfast…

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MATT DIXON POOLSIDE CHAT

I had the distinct pleasure to sit down poolside in Kona with purplepatchfitness coach, Matt Dixon.  Matt is coach to pros such as Meredith Kessler, Tim Reed, and Jesse Thomas, just to name a few – not to mention some trihubbies we know.  I asked him questions related to the role of trisupporters in triathlete training and we discussed what both groups need to do…

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WHY TRISUPPORTERS ROCK – ENCORE

I absolutely loved doing the first Why Trisupporters Rock pictorial and I think you guys enjoyed it, too. I’ve come to realize that this spectating the spectators gig has made me appreciate you all even more.  I was recently at a local triathlon, the Westchester Tri, and found more awesome pictures of why  trisupporters rock…Being in Kona this week and thinking about what all the…

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK & TENAYA LODGE – A LOVE AFFAIR

Sometimes the most magical places are those you haven’t traveled… Many times we are quick to judge or make assumptions based on what we read, see, or hear about.  Well, that was certainly the case with me and Yosemite National Park.  My assumptions: It would be overcrowded. There would not be hotels we were comfortable staying at. I wouldn’t really get to see the magic I…

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