Triathlon Guided Plans
Come on a performance journey with purplepatch
Get access to the same triathlon training programs, education and guidance purplepatch (Matt Dixon) has used to secure over 75 Ironman/Ironman 70.3 podium finishes for the purplepatch professional athletes in the past two years.
The purplepatch guided training plans are designed to provide a complete solution to your training, racing and performance needs. The purplepatch guided training program is built around the purplepatch pillars of performance that set up the opportunity for maximal success for all levels of athlete. Once you begin your plan, you become a part of the purplepatch family of athletes, and will gain ongoing guidance, feedback and support directly from Matt Dixon and the purplepatch team throughout your training and racing journey. These guided programs are the perfect plans for a set, specific race build, however, if you are looking for a season long approach, check-out our virtual training squad.
The purplepatch guided training plan includes:
Progressive Training Plan
- Specific progressive workouts based on your race distance
- Tailored levels of intensity and training load for different athletes based on benchmark assessment, ability, athletic experience, lifestyle, and hours available for training to deliver a sustainable approach to achieve your fitness goals
- Includes a mixture of on-road and controlled environment (trainer, track, etc) workouts, at a variety of intensities, etc, to focus on specific aspects of fitness, skills, efficiency, and race preparation
- Each week will have clearly marked "Key" workouts that should be made a priority, other workouts will have more flexibility in terms of moving to a different day, or replacing with a group ride or group run
- Workout intensities are driven by zones, which will be established following the benchmark assessments (as explained in benchmarking guide included in the plan) to ensure a targeted and specificity training load.
Support and Feedback
- Office hours: Weekly office hours and video chat with Matt Dixon, where you can ask questions on your plan, training progression or any performance topic of interest.
- Plan support: a dedicated plan-support email for purplepatch athletes, where you can ask questions about your training and plan.
- Coaches Bulletin: An educational weekly bulletin by Matt Dixon, reviewing recent questions asked by current athletes, Matt’s thoughts about training and any athlete-specific news you might need to hear
- Education stream and library: You will be sent a stream of plan and performance specific podcasts, videos and resources to help you prepare for and gain a deeper understanding of your event.
Community and Accountability
- Benchmark and tracking: We will help you set training zones, record your results and provide feedback on your progression
- Athlete connections: Join our athlete community page and connect with other athletes prepping for events, gaining support, camaraderie and advice.
- Nutrition and Fueling Guide. We have yet to meet an endurance athletes that is properly fueling themselves. In this guide we'll show you some simple strategies on proper fueling, hydration and nutritional approaches to optimize performance, speed up recovery, avoid GI issues and improve body composition.
- Recovery Guide It sounds simplistic, but effective training is always balanced with integrated recovery to allow maximal gains. This educational guide explores the purplepatch view on recovery, why is is important, and how to judge if you are ready for hard training. Raising the importance of recovery is not a short-cut to success, but it is a path to optimal performance.
- Functional strength guide. An essential supplement to your training progression, we will set you off on the right foot, with some suggestions of how to get going on functional strength.
Consistent time to dedicate to training:
- Example of an average “advanced athlete” training time per week is 10-16 hours, but your schedule should support training weeks of up to 20 hours
- Example of a “developing athlete” training time per week is 8 - 12 hours, but your schedule should support training weeks of up 13 to 15 hours.
- Recommended (not required) Equipment by Sport (Swimming, Cycling, Running )
Swim - Snorkel, Pull Buoy, Ankle Strap, Fins
Cycling - Trainer, Power Meter
Running - GPS, or other Pace / distant feedback
General - Heart Rate Monitor
If you already own a plan, you can discuss other options if you don't have access to equipment or if you have any questions with email@example.com
Functional Strength Program
Evolved Functional Strength Program to supplement your entire season of training !!
Join the Virtual Training Squad
Continual Triathlon Training to cover your entire year, progressing through the Pre-Season, Sustainable Power, Racing, and Post-Season phases of your triathlon season.
Find out more: The Virtual Trainign Squad
Founder and head coach of the Santa Monica, CA, open water swimmming program, Gerry Rodrigues is regarded as a leading technician and strategist of the sport of triathlon and open water swimming. Gerry has coached some of the leading open water swimmers in the World, including multiple Olympian swimmers, triathletes and Ironman Champions. Find out more about Tower 26, and why purplepatch partnered with them.
Race day is the big event for triathletes and the time when we get to put all our hard training to the test. Just like training, where swim sets are religiously repeated on the clock, kilometres and power are recorded on the bike and run intervals hit to the nearest second, race day needs to be executed in a similar fashion. It’s not just a case of turn and let the day unfold, it’s about being prepared and setting everything up to allow you to get the most on the day based on your training and preparation.
The journey continues. We’re proud to announce the next step in the season long progression: Sustainable Power and Race Specific Phase 1.
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