Summer is Coming!

And with summer comes an entire season of DZ events! From one-time Big Training Days to twice-weekly Triathlon Clinics to Destination Camps to Personal Training, we have an option for everyone. What’s the best training for you? Contact us to find out!


Discomfort Zone Summer Triathlon Clinic
Mondays & Thursdays 6 – 8pm, 5 weeks starting June 12: $175 +HST
20+ hours of triathlon-specific instruction, in a fun group setting!
Drop-ins welcome: $25/sessionDZ Clinics PageRegister Online
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DZ Summer in Sudbury Big Training Day
July 12, 2014, 6:30am – 12:30pm, Nephawin Beach Park: $59 +HST
Coached open water swim drills with bike, run, and DZ 151 Duathlon!
Details & DirectionsRegister Online
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The Boulder Experience Triathlon Camp
July 20 – 25, 2014
Get a taste of how the pros train in triathlon mecca Boulder, Colorado!
DZ Triathlon Camps PageFull Camp Details & PricingRegister Online
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DZ Big Training Day Gulliver’s Lake, Guelph
September 13, 2014, 8:00am – 2:00pm, Gulliver’s Lake: $59 +HST
Clear open water, bike and trail running workouts, and one memorable hill!
Details & DirectionsRegister Online
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DZ Athlete holding his bike overhead in victory at the summit of Mt. Mitchell, at DZ Asheville Spring Triathlon Training Camp 2012New to triathlon? Group training is a great way to introduce yourself to the sport. At DZ group training you can learn skills, get advice, meet other triathletes, build fitness and have fun! Beginners are always welcome.


Triathlon Camps: For fun, adventurous destination training in a spectacular venue, we suggest The Boulder Experience training camp this July. DZ training camps are no average vacation: besides building fitness in the most scenic and challenging training locations on earth, you’ll share an unforgettable experience with a great group of triathletes.


Personal Coaching: Serious about your triathlon goals? Whether you’re beginner or elite, personal coaching is the best way to make the most of your training. DZ Head Coach Mike Coughlin and Associate Coaches Brad Walker and Mike Mahoney will be happy to tailor a training program specific to you. Whether you’re new to the sport or going for a big goal race, next to determination your coach is your single best ticket to success.


Personal Training: Did you know that DZ coaches also provide personal training? Sometimes the best way to improve is personal, one-on-one, triathlon-specific training. Talk to your DZ coach or email us about personal training options.


Coach climbing a rocky section on our Mount Pisgah run, Asheville Spring Triathlon Camp, 2013.Beginners: It’s a core value of Discomfort Zone that we provide accessible training that’s comfortable for beginners to come out and learn. Beginners are welcome at all DZ events–you’ll find a fun, social, and welcoming group of triathletes.


Most of all, we’re excited about coaching triathletes to achieve their goals. Whether it’s getting ready for that first try-a-tri, a personal best time, health and fitness, or a serious shot at the Ultraman World Championships, helping athletes to perform out of their comfort zone is what Discomfort Zone is all about.



Discomfort Zone Triathlon Training Offerings for 2014


Discomfort Zone Triathlon Coaching

Coach Mike coaching at Guelph Lake One Triathlon, June 2012Head Coach Mike Coughlin offers a variety of personal coaching options for athletes of all skill and experience levels. Online, by phone, via Skype, or in person, Coach Mike can provide athletes with the insight, knowledge and experience to train well, stay healthy, and achieve their triathlon goals.

Age-Group Athlete Coaching

Power and GPS Data Analysis

Event-Specific Training Programs

Personal Triathlon Training Sessions

Elite Athlete Coaching

Junior and U23 Competition Coaching

Iron Distance Triathlon Coaching


Discomfort Zone Triathlon Camps

Destination training camps are one of the best ways to get in a distraction-free period of training. Whether for a specific race or just to improve fitness, camps offer an enjoyable way to pack in those training hours – and get that all-important rest.


Discomfort Zone Asheville Spring Training Camp

DZ Asheville Spring Triathlon Camp, Asheville, North CarolinaAsheville, North Carolina: April 6-11 2014

It was another exceptional year at our signature Asheville training camp this April. A sold-out venue meant plenty of new faces and plenty of new friends, not to mention a really epic week of training.

We’ll post lots of stories and photos from 2014′s camp, so keep an eye on our facebook page and photos page for updates.

Of course, we’re already working on Asheville Spring Training Camp for 2015!



The Boulder Experience

The Boulder Experience Triathlon Camp, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder, Colorado: July 20 – 25, 2014
Race option: Boulder Stroke & Stride Aquathlon
Early arrival day option available

The Boulder Experience Triathlon Camp Description & Pricing




The Boulder Experience is expanded and improved in 2014 for athletes who want the best of altitude training in one of triathlon’s meccas. With ideally located accommodations near the great training venues of the Flatiron mountain range, we’re excited to offer a premium camp at an affordable price. You just can’t beat the training available in Boulder, and who knows? You just might be swimming, biking, or running next to some of the most recognized people in triathlon. Accommodation in the camp venue is sold out for 2014, but local athletes and those who prefer to stay offsite are welcome to join us for training!

Register Online


2014 Triathlon Clinics – Guelph, Ontario

Getting out for some fun, interesting, and challenging training in a group environment can be a key component in a successful training program. Built specifically around the needs of athletes, clinics are a great way to train train consistently over a session of between five and ten weeks, while picking up skills, meeting other triathletes, and getting some in-person instruction.

DZ Summer Triathlon Clinic starts June 12 at the Guelph Lake and runs through July 14. This clinic runs for ten sessions, Mondays and Thursdays 6-8pm. Swimming, cycling and running will take place outdoors in open water and on the race courses at Guelph Lake.

We’ll be offering a variety of weekly group triathlon training at clinics throughout the year, with indoor pool & track training in the winter transitioning to open water and outdoor workouts during the triathlon season.


DZ Multisport Triathlon Club Membership

DZ Multisport Triathlon ClubDiscomfort Zone Multisport is our DZ members’ club. This year, we’re improving DZ Multisport for an even better member experience.

Some of the changes for 2014 include:

Improved Welcome Package: New swag items and new sponsor benefits!

Exclusive Sponsor Deals: We’ve been fuelling with INFINIT sports nutrition and recovery products for years; now DZ athletes can take advantage of DZ-exclusive discounts and free shipping on INFINIT products.

Improved Newsletter and Upcoming Events: We’re increasing the number of newsletters throughout the year. We’ve also added Upcoming Events emails so you won’t miss out on DZ events.

IRONMAN TriClub LogoIRONMAN TriClub Program: Discomfort Zone is now a member of IRONMAN TriClub! This program offers not only inter-club competition for hardware and bragging rights, but TriClub activities at various races, chances to win race entries and IRONMAN gear, and co-branded IRONMAN gear with DZM logo!

Bring-A-Friend Program: This program allows DZM members the exclusive ability to introduce a friend to a DZ event for free!

DZ Multisport Express Registration We’ve streamlined our online signup — there’s now a members-only page where DZM members can register for events with just a couple of clicks.

Discomfort Zone Multisport: IRONMAN TriClub Champions, Muskoka 70.3 2013Membership with Triathlon Ontario: Your TO membership covers all provincially sanctioned races as well as a subscription to Triathlon Canada Magazine. ($55 value!)

Rewards! DZM members-only savings on Discomfort Zone gear, events, Big Training Days, clinics and camps for the entire year!

The Team: Connect with other DZ athletes via social media, and by joining the DZ Multisport club on Strava, the Discomfort Zone IRONMAN TriClub program, and other race clubs.

DZ Multisport Memberships are available at a cost of $95.

DZ Multisport Triathlon Club is our way of making life easier for and saying thank you to our valued athletes!

Sign Up Online