Rookie to Race

Rookie to Race is our premier beginner training program designed to train rookie triathletes for a sprint triathlon race. This program is also the starting point for our Rookie to Half Ironman and Rookie to Ironman programs should participants desire to go beyond the sprint distance. For 2018, our Rookie to Race program trains athletes for the Windcrest Freshman Triathlon! Ensure race day success and and official triathlete status by training with Alamo 180!

Program Start Date:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Program culminates with the Windcrest Freshman Triathlon on June 9th.

If you missed the start date of this program, reach out to for options on joining the regular team. We offer regular clinics as well as one-on-one private sessions, so if your goal is to complete a triathlon, we can help you!


 $249 investment for the 8 week program.

  • 20 coached group workouts during the program,
  • Monthly Q&A Coaching access via Live video, 
  • Discounts/Priority registration on Alamo 180 Triathlon Clinics, 
  • Discounts on sponsor products and services, 
  • Alamo 180 Beginner Triathlon Team Private FB Community access. 

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Training Schedule:

Coached swim, bike and run workouts each week & several clinics throughout program. The 8 week Rookie to Race program is separate from the current year-round training group.

Week Schedule: 

  • Wednesdays 6:30pm. Run workout. Edison Track.
  • Thursdays 6:30pm. Swim workout. San Antonio College pool.
  • Saturdays 9:00am. Bike + Run workout. Alamo Heights Pool parking lot.

About the Program:

The 8 week program is designed to prepare newbie triathletes for a strong race finish!  You don’t need any triathlon experience – we promise! We will cover drills and skills in each swim, bike and run workout.

There are two assessments during the program (week 3 and week 7) allowing you to see where you are in your fitness and how you stack against the race distance. If you need additional coaching, we will recommend private swim, bike and/or run sessions. You cannot get lost in this program. There are so many resources available to you to ensure you make it to the finish line. It is our top priority to get you ready and confident come race day.

Minimum eligibility requirements

To ensure success in the training program, here are the minimum requirements:

  1. Have water confidence and be able to swim 2 laps (50 yds or meters), in any form of forward motion (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, doggie paddle, side stroke, etc.)
  2. Ride a bike at least 3 miles.
  3. Be able to run/jog/walk 1 mile.
  4. Must have a bicycle and helmet.

Other required equipment needs for training and race day will be discussed during the program.

If you would like to speak with a coach about the minimum requirements, please don’t hesitate to reach out to


Read a few testimonials from some of our Rookie to Race triathletes:

“What a great day! I enjoyed seeing our team members on the race course and hearing the cheering crew every time I went by! It was so motivational!”

“Thanks for your training and support the past few months in preparation for race day!”

“I learned so much from this experience. I am totally hooked. Everyone from Alamo 180 was awesome, the coaches, supporters, and the athletes. I’m so blessed to be part of such an awesome group.”

“I’ll never forget the first day I joined Alamo 180. It was a swim day and I remember driving downtown thinking, am I crazy? Can I really do this? Do I have what it takes? What will those triathletes think of me? I was feeling very nervous, shy, and downright scared. I’d never been an athlete in my life and HATED exercising. I was overweight, out of shape, and felt very self conscious just putting on my swim suit. But I refused to give in to these feelings until I at least tried it. I had to know one way or the other whether this was something I could do. Boy am I glad I overcame my fear! Not only have I found my self confidence, but I’ve made friendships that I wouldn’t change for the world. That first day changed the rest of my life. Find your courage, you may learn something about yourself that you never could have dreamed.”