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 Summer 2017 our program begins Saturday, July 22nd, 8:00am at Tri-Zone. We will be targeting the Long Beach Triathlon on September 17th, 2017. The Long Beach Triathlon is a sprint-length triathlon which consists of a 1/2 mile calm ocean swim, 11.5 mile bike, and a 3 mile run. To receive updates via email, just email us at:

July 22, 2017 - Week 1 Recap

What a great start to the latest Give It A Tri progam. Thirteen intrepid souls gathered at Tri-Zone early Saturday morning to begin an 8 week training program culminating with the Long Beach Triathlon on September 17th. 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 Certified Coach David Light who will be our swim coach for our two open water swim sessions at Bayshore.

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 injuries 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.

We then split up, with those who brought their bikes heading out on an 8 mile bike around El Dorado Park, followed by a one mile run along Coyote Creek Park adjacent to Tri-Zone. The rest of us stayed at Tri-Zone to get set up with rental bike and wetsuits.

See you next week Saturday at Bayshore!

Great job everyone!

-- Jimmy, Gayla, Erik, and Coach Light.

July 20th, 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: July 22nd through September 17th, 2017: Clinics, bike and run workouts Saturday mornings 8am to 10:30am; optional coached pool workouts Monday evenings 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

WHERE: Clinics, bike/run at Tri-Zone, 3380 Cerritos Ave in Los Alamitos; open water sessions will be at Bayshore in Long Beach, and optional pool workouts will be at Silverado Park in Long Beach.

July 22nd: Orientation, Paperwork, Running Technique & Injury Prevention Workshop, Brick Workout
July 29th: Open Water Training at Bayshore, Beach Run
August 5th: Stretching & Injury Prevention Workshop, Brick Workout
August 12th: Nutrition and Gear, Brick Workout
August 19th: Bike Skills, Bike Maintenance, Brick Workout
August 26th: Race Prep Clinic, Brick Workout
September 2nd: Transition Clinic, Brick Workout
September 9th: Open Water Training at Bayshore, Beach Run
September 17th: Race Day! (Optional -- participant is responsible for signing up)

SWIM PROGRAM (optional but recommended): Monday 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, July 22nd at 8:00am!
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