Rookie to Race

Rookie to Race Beginner Triathlon Program

Want to train for your first triathlon?

Alamo 180 has a 6 week Rookie to Race beginner triathlon training plan that will help you build confidence and endurance and get your ready for your first triathlon!

You can start this 6 week training plan ANY time and train for ANY sprint triathlon!

Here’s what you get in the 6 week training plan:

  • 6 weeks of swim, bike and run workouts to safely and conservatively build endurance. The best part? Every workout offers modification options. This ensures you are appropriately challenged.
  • Educational swim, bike, run, as well as transition and race preparation videos + pdfs handouts are attached in the training plan so you can learn more about the sport and gain confidence.
  • Facebook community group for accountability and support.

“The thing I like about the training plan is how it can help anyone. If there are even experienced triathletes thinking about taking the program I would highly suggest. Coach Bree has gone above and beyond to ensure athletes are prepared and most importantly, safe from injuries”

Get your training plan!

Begin your triathlon journey by grabbing your 6 week Rookie to Race training plan for just $61 (link coming soon)

Learn how to swim freestyle!

Learn freestyle in a simple and fun way! Grab your spot at our Beginner Freestyle Swim Series.

Already know freestyle, but want to make it better? Grab your spot at our Better Freestyle Swim Series.

Join Triathlon Club workouts!

Triathlon Club workouts are free and open to the community! These are not Coached workouts, but a great way for you to train with other motivated individuals just like you! Gain experience and wisdom by training with a community of triathletes.

See Club Workout Schedule & RSVP on MindBody.

Club Workout Schedule: (starts Monday, March 30!)
  • Bike | Mondays at 6pm | Alamo 180 *you don’t have to be fast, but must be competent on the bike, i.e. be comfortable getting on and off the bike and basic understanding of shifting
  • Bootcamp | Wednesdays at 7pm | Alamo 180 *body weight movements to help you build strength and endurance
  • Run | Thursdays at 6pm | Alamo 180 *all paces welcome, walkers welcome!
  • Open Water Swim | Saturdays at 7:30am | Boerne Lake *suggested you have confidence and experience swimming freestyle in the pool before swimming in the open water. There are shallow sections in the lake where you can swim.

Want a Coached Swim workout? We offer Coached swim classes on Tuesdays at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the San Antonio College pool. Must be a competent swimmer and/or have gone through the Better Freestyle Swim Series. If you don’t meet this pre-requisite, come to the Open Swim at 7:30pm and practice on your own. This is a great way to practice drills and build endurance at your own pace. Buy the swim pass access here

Nail your nutrition!

It’s said that the 4th discipline is nutrition! Nail your nutrition in training so you can nail it on race day! Check out our nutrition program Protein First Mindset

“It was a great experience doing the Tri.  Thank you so much for the encouragement you gave me to be able to go for it.”


What if I can’t swim freestyle? You can still start training! If you would like to learn how to swim freestyle, make sure to sign up for our Beginner Freestyle Swim Series. We specialize in making freestyle simple and fun to learn! We break down freestyle into separate steps – breathing, body positioning, kick, arm cycle – so you can work on each one separately and master it before moving onto the next. Our approach is to decrease the overwhelm so you can learn quickly and easily. We are confident in saying we have taught HUNDREDS of people to learn how to swim freestyle for the first time!

Is there a certain level of fitness I need to be at in order to begin? You do not need any prior triathlon experience to follow the Rookie to Race training plan. You can join at any level of fitness and at anytime!

Is 6 weeks enough time to learn how to swim and train for a triathlon? The answer is that it depends. For some, it is. For others, it is not. We always recommend starting as soon as you can. Start the 6 week training plan many weeks in advance, and learn how to swim at the same time. When you get complete the training plan, repeat through it again.

What equipment do I need? Basic equipment needs to get started: For the swim – goggles and swimsuit. All other swim gear is provided at the SAC pool (for Coached Swim classes and Open Swim). For the bike – a safe, working bicycle (cruiser, tri bike, road bike, hybrid, or mountain bike) and helmet. For the run – comfortable run shoes.

“I did it! This was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and I felt so accomplished crossing that finish line! I could not have done this without all the support of my family and friends, and of course, the Alamo 180 coaches and my encouraging teammates! Thank you to all of you!”

“Thank you all so much for this experience, I couldn’t have done it without all of you! Thanks for your support and encouragement!”

“Thank you Alamo 180! This training gave me the tools, skills, support, and encouragement to do this race!”

Start your triathlon fitness journey here

Got Qs? Reach out to Coach Bree at bree@alamo180.com or 210-371-6515