Give It A Tri Training Program

Tri-Zone's Free Beginnner Triathlete Training Program

Whether you are already a swimmer, cyclist, runner, or just thinking about it, Our Give-It-A-Tri training program will help prepare you for our local sprint-distance races. For Spring 2017 our program begins Saturday, March 18th, 8:00am at Tri-Zone. We will be targeting the third race in the TriEvents Tri Express Series at Bonelli Park in San Dimas, May 13th, 2017. The Tri Express Triathlon is a sprint-length triathlon which consists of a 300m lake swim, 13.3k bike, and a 5k run. To receive updates via email, just email us at:

April 1, 2017 - Week 3

Week 3 Recap

This week Gayla gave a presentation on nutrition, going over the importance of proper hydration and fueling, and covering the many ways to get your fluids and carbohydrates. After Gayla, Raul went over some basic bicycle maintenance tips. Following the presentations, we headed out to El Dorado Park to do some interval training, then came back for our run along the bike path.

-- Gayla, Erik, Raul & the rest of the Tri-Zone Staff

March 25, 2017 - Week 2

Week 2 Recap

We had a great presentation this week by Jimmy Honda. We learned 5 significant exercises to improve our running technique and keep us injury free. Thank you Jimmy!!
Raul and Erik took us to El Dorado Park on our bikes for 3 loops incorporating sprint intervals. It appears we have a fast group of riders. Afterwards, we finished up with 2 loops of run/walking. Great Job!!
Please let us know if you have any questions regarding your workout schedule. We are trying to keep it simple and flexible with hopes of incorporating some of the drills and techniques we have supplied so far.

-- Gayla, Erik, Raul & the rest of the Tri-Zone Staff

March 18, 2017 - Week 1

Week 1 Recap

Thank you for those able to attend the Give It A Tri orientation session Saturday March 18th. It was our pleasure meeting everyone. We had a great ride to El Dorado park with one loop followed by a run/walk. The goal was to get the athletes familiar with our ride and run route. For those who could not attend, we hope to see you this coming Saturday.

Just a few reminders:

A bicycle helmet is mandatory to ride. We also ask that you bring a water bottle and wear your Black/Red Tri-Zone Tech Tee to the workout.

If you plan to do the swim session Monday or Wednesday, please bring your goggles, a towel, and a swim cap if needed. There are showers available to rinse off after the workout. It is not too late to sign up for the swim; just show up either Monday or Wednesday for either the 7:00 session or the 7:45 session. Don't forget to bring proof of your USA Master's Swimming membership.

Swim is held at Silverado Park Pool with Coach Diego of Triathlon Training Team:
1540 W 32nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90810

-- Gayla, Erik, & the rest of the Tri-Zone Staff

March 9th, 2017

Thank you for your interest in Tri-Zone's free triathlon training program. We are excited to offer the Give-It-A-Tri program and look forward to working with you. Family and friends are invited to join you also. We also have available an optional swimming program. Here are a few details you will need to know about the program:

WHEN: March 18th through May 13th, 2017: Clinics, bike and run workouts Saturday mornings 8am to 10:30am; optional pool swimming workouts Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

WHERE: Clinics, bike/run at Tri-Zone, 3380 Cerritos Ave in Los Alamitos; pool swimming will be at Silverado Park in Long Beach.

March 18th: Orientation, Paperwork, Flat Fix Clinic, Brick Workout
March 25th: Running Technique & Injury Prevention Workshop, Brick Workout
April 1st: Nutrition Info, Bike Maintenance, Brick Workout
April 8th: Biking Skills, Brick Workout
April 15th: Stretching & Injury Prevention Workshop, Brick Workout
April 22nd: Open Water Training, Beach Run
April 29th: Transition Clinic, Brick Workout
May 6th: Open Water Training, Beach Run
May 13th: Race Day! (Optional -- participant is responsible for signing up)

SWIM PROGRAM (optional but recommended): Monday and Wednesday evenings in Long Beach. For insurance purposes, swimmers will need to sign up with US Master's Swimming ($54 for one year). You can sign up for US Master's Swimming online at:

US Master's Swimming

Please make sure you sign up using "Triathlon Training Team" as the Masters Swimming Program.

We love to answer your questions, so please email us with any comments, concerns, or questions we didn't cover.

We look forward to meeting each and every one of you on Saturday, March 18th at 8:00am!

For previous sessions, visit the Give-It-A-Tri Training Archive
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