Give It A Tri Training Program

Tri-Zone's Free Triathlete Training Program for the 2018 Chula Vista Challenge Triathlon in San Diego

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 races. For Summer 2018 we will be targeting the Chula Vista Challenge Sprint Triathlon in San Diego on Sunday August 12th, 2018. The sprint-distance triathlon consists of a 500m swim, 14 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run. Besides the sprint triathlon, there are many other distance options for triathlon, duathlon, and aquabike available. The CVC triathlons are a great introduction to ocean open water races.

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

Coach David Light, David Light Fitness
Coach Jon Yance, Area 3 Endurance
Dr. Sean Braithwaite, Braithwaite Chiropractic
P.T. Jimmy Honda, Licensed Physical Therapist
The Beach City Divas Tri Club

July 7, 2018 - Week 4 Recap

Today we started with Gayla giving a nutrition talk that covered distances from sprint to Olympic to half with a special focus on on how important it is to hydrate with electrolytes. She covered when products should be used and how often. Products she covered were drinks, gels, supplements, bars, chews, and waffles. Skyler followed the talk with a short discussion on basic bike maintenance that can be done at home.

After the clinic, we split up and the longer group went to ride PCH while the shorter group headed to El Dorado Park for some biking drills. Both groups came back and did a few laps of running at Coyote Creek Park.

Next week we will be meeting at 8:00am at Tri-Zone for a running technique and injury prevention workshop by physical therapist Jimmy Honda.

See you next week!

-- Gayla, Raul B., Katie, Skyler, and Briana.

June 30, 2018 - Week 3 Recap

Today we started with Coach Jon Yance of Area 3 Endurance presenting a clinic on proper running form. Coach Jon went over suggested several drills to improve running efficiency while reducing the risk of injury and generating less fatigue.

After the clinic, we split into groups with some riding to El Dorado Park and the others working with Coach Jon for a video analysis of our running form.

Next week we will be meeting at 8:00am at Tri-Zone for a nutrition talk and bike maintenance clinic. Following that, we'll head over to El Dorado Park for some biking drills, then back to Tri-Zone for a few laps of running on the Coyote Creek Park trail.

See you next week!

-- Gayla, Raul, Raul B., and Briana.

June 23, 2018 - Week 2 Recap

This week Dr. Sean Braithwaite of Braithwaite Chiropractic held a very informative workshop on core strength training and stretching. We practiced several different exercises that target the most common endurance athlete's weaknesses and causes of injuries.

Next week we will be meeting at 8:00am at Tri-Zone for a running technique clinic. We will split into groups with one group working with Coach Jon Yance who will be doing video running gait analysis while the other group rides to El Dorado Park for biking drills.

See you next week!

-- Gayla, Raul, Raul B., Briana, and Skyler.

June 16, 2018 - Week 1 Recap

We had a great start to our latest Give It A Tri progam. We gathhered at Tri-Zone Saturday morning to begin an 8 week training program culminating with the CVC San Diego Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, August 12th. We had a good mix of new athletes as well as returning graduates from previous programs.

After squaring away the paperwork, Gayla discussed the program, including wetsuit and bike rentals. Skyler gave a quick talk on bike safety and gear you should have on a ride. After that we had a Q&A session to ensure no one had any unanswered questions.

We then split up into two groups, with those who plan on doing the longer distance International race heading out with Raul B. (R2 for short) for a 16 mile ride down to the beach and back up to El Dorado Park, while the group doing the Sprint race went with Gayla, Raul, Briana, and Skyler for an 8 mile ride through El Dorado Park to familiarize them with our normal route. Afterwards, both groups headed up to the Coyote Creek Park trail for a few out and back loops.

Next week we will be meeting at 8:00am at Tri-Zone for clinic on core strength and stretching for injury prevention. After the clinic, we will head out for our bike/run brick.

See you next week!

-- Gayla, Raul, Raul B., Coach Cheryl, Briana, Katie, and Skyler.

May 2018

Thank you for your interest in Tri-Zone's free 8 week 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 and demo bike program (extra cost). Here are a few details you will need to know about the program:

WHEN: June 16th through August 4th, 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 and at the Bayshore swim area in Long Beach.

June 16th: Orientation, bike safety talk, bike/run brick workout
June 23rd: Stretching and strength training workshop, bike/run brick workout
June 30th: Run technique & running gait analysis, brick workout
July 7th: Nutrition talk and bike maintenance clinic at Tri-Zone, bike/run brick workout
July 14th: Running technique & injury prevention workshop, bike/run brick workout
July 21st: Race prep workshop, pool swim at JFTB w/wetsuits
July 28th: Open water swim clinic at the Bayshore swim area followed by a run workout
August 5th: Transition clinic
August 12th: Race Day! (Optional -- participant is responsible for signing up)

Optional swim program: we will have two lanes reserved at the JFTB pool for the Give It A Tri program on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm to 7:30pm during the 8 week program. Cost is covered by Tri-Zone and includes group coaching by the master's swim program staff.

Optional demo bike program: we have a selection of road bikes that are available to rent during the 8 week program. If you are interested, please check with us at the first meeting for details.

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, June 16th at 8:00am!
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