Recommended Gear List April 23, 2019 18:54 Updated Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. Recommended Bike and Run Equipment 3rd Party Training Apps: Zwift or TrainerRoad for your bike workouts (these services operate via a monthly subscription fee). Bike and run workouts are built with internal education and coaching cues directly from Matt Dixon. With a one-time connection, you can sync your workouts directly with Zwift. Smart Trainer: Wahoo Kickr, CycleOps, or similar brands that sync with third party training apps. As an FYI: For future considerations, we will be utilizing Wahoo in our SF based center. Tracking Device: Garmin, Suunto, Polar, or other smartwatches to monitor metrics. Comfortable Shoes: Lighter is not better, and shoes that minimize your muscular fatigue and damage and are most comfortable are best. Just because a Kenyan runs close to 2 hours in a marathon wearing a certain shoe type, doesn’t make it the correct shoe choice for you. Road Bike: This is less a need and more a nice addition. The road bike is a wonderful tool to improve bike interactions and skills, all of which are less intuitive on a time-trial bike. Recommended Swim Equipment Swimming is the place where we utilize the most additional tools. These come in handy and are integrated into a lot of your Purple Patch swim sessions. Swim Buoy: Eney Buoy Snorkel: The Aquasphere Tech Paddles: Tech Paddles Power Paddles: Strokemaker Hand Paddles Ankle-Strap/Band: ROKA Ankle Strap Fins: ROKA Sports Classic Silicone Short Fins or TYR Crossblade Training Fin Tempo Trainer: FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro Stretch Cordz: StrechCordz with Paddles For more information on swim workouts and the use of the recommended equipment, check out our Swim Glossary. Related articles Understanding Your Workout: Swim Glossary Purple Patch Facebook group Recommended Equipment List Quick Start Guide to the Purple Patch Squad How do I reset my Today's Plan password?