Give It A Tri Training Program

Tri-Zone's Free Beginnner Triathlete Training Program for the 2018 Los Alamitos Race on the Base

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 Winter 2018 our program begins Saturday, January 6th, 8:00am at Tri-Zone. We will be targeting the Los Alamitos Race on the Base Reverse Triathlon on Saturday, January 24th, 2018. The Race on the Base Reverse Triathlon is a sprint-length triathlon which consists of a 5k run, 13.1 mile bike, and 200 meter pool swim.

To join the program and receive updates via email, just email us at:

Tri-Zone's free Give It A Tri Program would not be possible without the support of the City of Los Alamitos as well as our subject area experts:

Race on the Base Website
Emeline Noda, Recreation Manager, Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services
Coach David Light, David Light Fitness
Coach John Yance, Area 3 Endurance
Dr. Sean Braithwaite, Braithwaite Chiropractic
P.T. Jimmy Honda, Licensed Physical Therapist
The Beach City Divas Tri Club

January 6, 2018 - Week 1 Recap

What a great start to the latest Give It A Tri progam. Over thirty intrepid souls gathered at Tri-Zone early Saturday morning to begin a 7 week training program culminating with the Los Alamitos Race on the Base Triathlon on February 24th. About half of us had done at least one triathlon in the past, while for the rest of us this will be our first triathlon experience.

We started with an overview of the program. We then introduced USAT and USA Cycling Certified Coach Jon Yance of Area 3 Endurance, who will be doing our run technique clinic and performing a run gait analysis for our participants later in the program.

Next up was Jimmy Honda, PT. Jimmy is a well-known local physical therapist who, as an avid cyclist and triathlete, understands the unique needs of athletes who are training for and racing in triathlons. Knowing that it is much better to prevent athletic injuries before they happen, Jimmy provided us with several exercises and stretches targeting most major running injury sources. He provided us with some great techniques to use and focus on when at the start of a run. We all got a chance to practice what we'd learned as we got out of our chairs to go over each exercise.

Afterwards, we headed out on our bikes for an 8 mile bike around El Dorado Park, followed by a one mile run along Coyote Creek Park adjacent to Tri-Zone.

See you next Saturday for the Nutrition and Gear clinic, followed with another brick workout!

Great job everyone!

-- Jimmy, Gayla, Erik, Raul, and Coach Yance.

December 5th, 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: January 6th through February 24th, 2018: Clinics, bike and run workouts Saturday mornings 8am to 10:30am.

WHERE: Clinics, bike/run at Tri-Zone, 3380 Cerritos Ave in Los Alamitos; swim sessions will be at the Los Alamitos JFTB pool the pool used for the race.

January 6th: Orientation, exercises with PT Jimmy Honda, bike safety talk, brick (bike/run) workout
January 13th: Nutrition and gear clinic, brick workout
January 20th: Stretching & injury prevention workshop at Tri-Zone followed by a swim clinic at JFTB pool
January 27th: Bike maintenance clinic, cycling technique workshop, brick workout
February 3rd: Race prep talk with Los Alamitos Recreation & Community Services staff, swim workout at JFTB
February 10th: Run technique & running gait analysis, brick workout
February 17th: Transition clinic
February 24th: Race Day! (Optional -- participant is responsible for signing up)

Optional swim program: we will have one lane reserved at the JFTB pool for the Give It A Tri program on Wednesday and Friday evenings, 6:30pm to 7:30pm during the 7 week program. Cost is $5 per swim and includes group coaching by the master's swim program staff.

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, January 6th at 8:00am!
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