Training Guides

Triathlons can be intimidating for the beginner (aka "newbie") triathlete. Solid training and access to the right information will help smooth the transition from mere athlete to triathlete!

To many, the swim is the hardest part! Stop being intimidated and enjoy the water with new confidence, techniques, tools, and workouts. Plus, LATC brings you the best swim coaches, resources, and free training sessions like our weekly Ocean 101 class.

Triathlon biking is not your typical ride. From endurance rides to all out sprints, this race segment is not one to be underestimated. Those new to the sport will want to pay particular attention to understanding equipment, proper equipment fit, and technique.

While most athletes enter Triathlon with a running background, preparing for the last leg of the race is important both physically and mentally. Mental toughness, confidence, and technique win or lose the race.

Coaching Recommendations

Choosing a coach is a personal decision and is often about finding just the right fit. Visit each of the following LATC affiliate coaches to learn who is perfect for you, and take advantage of the special discounts they offer for members.

TTS Coaching

Triathlon Training Series

Founded by LATC founding members Ian Murray and Jamie Silber, the series offers comprehensive instruction led by Ian Murray - whose certifications include USAT L3, ITU L2, USAC L2.



Coach Jamie Silber’s approach to fitness is all about mastery. Specializing in Running analysis, Jamie works with individuals on improving technique, strength and programming.



Tri Star Athletes

Fast Forward

Steve Polley is an All-American Triathlete and a two-time Ironman World Championship competitor. He has competed in over 450 triathlons and has 40 years’ experience of crossing the finish line.


Age Group Athletes - Helping athletes enjoy the multi-sport lifestyle

AG Athletes (Age Group Athletes)

Common-ground breakout groups led by USAT Level One / USA Cycling Level Three, NASM CPT / TRX Instructor John Bryan.


Coach Gareth -

Coach Gareth Thomas

Former UCLA Tri team Coach and leading authority on blood lactate and VO2 testing for endurance athletes, Coach Gareth provides world-class triathlon coaching for athletes of all abilities.

Mind Body & SwimMind Body & Swim Coaching

Specialized freestyle workshops for triathletes and long distance swimmers, triathlon and open water clinics led by Coach Stuart McDougal a USMS Level 3 Coach and Total Immersion Master Coach


The Swim Mechanic


Join a team of positive and supportive athletes for a variety of training opportunities led by USAT and USAC L2 Coach Adrian Valdivieso.