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TRI 101 Triathlon Training Program

Mon February 22 - Sun May 1 Shreveport, LA 71105 US


TRI 101 Training Program

6:00PM CST - 10:00AM CDT


The Triathlon 101 Training Program is for any beginner who wants to complete a triathlon, but has no idea where to start!

Whether you’ve never felt comfortable in the water, haven’t ridden a bike since you were a kid, or just can’t get into the swing of running, we can help you work through your obstacles & get to the finish line!

This is a 10-week introduction to triathlon training program designed with the true beginner in mind. The program meets twice a week for 10 weeks to learn & practice the essentials needed to complete a sprint triathlon. Each session will focus on the swim, bike, or run, and you’ll be led by supportive & motivating coaches who are eager to share their experience & knowledge.

Participants will be given training plans based on their current fitness levels with 2-3 workouts to complete on their own. For practice sessions, we’ll break up into ability groups so that everyone is challenged appropriately. Each training session will include an informative talk or clinic, so you’ll feel confidence in your preparation going into race day. The program will conclude when you complete the first Sunrise Series Race on May 1st!

This program limited to 30 participants. Deadline to register is Monday, February 22. 

Important Dates:

Sunday, February 21- Orientation, 5:00 at Sportspectrum
Mondays and Wednesdays*, February 22-April 27- 6:00 Group Training, various locations

*Mondays will rotate between bike and run sessions

*Wednesdays will consist of swim sessions

Goal Race:

Sunrise Series Race #1
Swim 350 yards*, Bike 11 miles, Run 2 miles
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 7:30 am
Town South Swim Club- Shreveport, Louisiana
Race Website


• You should be able to do the following at the start of the program:
       o Walk 1 mile comfortably
       o Swim (any stroke) 25 yards (one length of a pool)
• Equipment
       o A bike (ANY BIKE!) in good, working order.
       o Helmet, free of cracks or defects
       o Running Shoes,
       o Swim Gear (Suit, Cap, Goggles)

Training Times & Locations:

• 6:00 pm at the designated locations
• Bike workouts: Harts Island Road in front of the Pecan Research Stations:
       o 10300 Harts Island Road • Shreveport, LA • 71115
• Run workouts: Betty Virginia Park
       o 3901 Fairfield Ave • Shreveport, LA • 71106


• 10-week Training Plan to help you meet your goal of completing the First Triathlon in the Sunrise Series
• 2 coach-supported group workouts a week
• 10 Swim sessions, led by Head Triathlon Coach & swim expert at Centenary College
• Access to experienced and knowledgable coaches who LOVE what they do!
• Information sessions on nutrition, triathlon rules, run form, race-day prep, and MORE!
• Clinics & Race day simulations, so you’ll be prepared for ANYTHING!
• Weekly email blasts with program notes, tips, and encouragement 
• Friendships with like-minded people who share the same goal 
• Program Technical Training Tee
• Program fee includes your 10-week USATriathlon lisence, required for program participation*
•Discounts to Sportspectrum through the duration of the program: 20% off 1 pair of shoes, 15% off store-wide
• Crossing the finish line at the Sunrise Triathlon!

*Please note: 10-week USAT lisence is good for this program only, and cannot be applied to any other USAT events.


6970 Fern Avenue
Shreveport, LA US 71105

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