Discomfort Zone Triathlon Coaching


A group shot of the athletes at Carter Lake, Colorado - Discomfort Zone Triathlon Coaching's The Boulder Experience Triathlon Training Camp, July 2014.At Discomfort Zone, we offer coaching, group training, training days, destination camps, and personal training for all triathletes from beginner to elite.


Based in Guelph, Ontario, Discomfort Zone Head Coach Mike Coughlin and his team of NCCP trained triathlon coaches specialize in coaching athletes to reach their full potential.


Discomfort Zone offers training for everyone, whether you’re looking to top your age group at IRONMAN or work up to trying your first triathlon. DZ group training has only one rule: we help each other. It’s fun when juniors and seniors, top competitors and new triathletes can train together and everyone gets something out of it.


IRONMAN TriClub LogoFrom one-time Big Training Days to twice-weekly Triathlon Clinics to Destination Camps to Personal Training to Personal Coaching, we have an option for everyone. What’s the best training for you? Contact us and find out!



Upcoming Events


Winter Triathlon & Stroke Improvement Clinic
10 weeks of triathlon fitness, skills, and professional coaching!
Sundays, 9:00am – 12:30pm, January 15 – March 19, 2017
$299, special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members – Drop-ins welcome
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Asheville Spring Triathlon Camp
Get an early start training on the famous Blue Ridge Parkway!
April 2 – 7, 2017: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Early Bird Pricing: $695 USD until December 31
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Open Group Ride
Join us for our weekly open group ride & coffee – New athletes welcome
Saturdays, 7:00am, April 15 – October 28, 2017
Free!
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Spring Triathlon Clinic
24 sessions of race-ready triathlon training!
Mondays & Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, May 1 – July 20, 2017
$329, special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members – Drop-ins welcome
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Colossal Training Day Guelph Lake
Lots of training on the Guelph One triathlon course!
Saturday May 27, 2017: 8:00am – 2:00pm
$69, special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members – New athletes welcome
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Fall Triathlon & Stroke Improvement Clinic
Train in the off season to race faster next year!
Sundays, 9:00am – 12:30pm, September 24 – November 26, 2017
$299, special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members – Drop-ins welcome
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About Discomfort Zone Triathlon Coaching


New to triathlon?

DZ Athlete holding his bike overhead in victory at the summit of Mt. Mitchell, at DZ Asheville Spring Triathlon Training Camp 2012Group 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 DZ Asheville Spring Triathlon Camp in April. DZ training camps are no average vacation: besides building fitness in scenic and challenging training locations, 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.


Beginners

Coach climbing a rocky section on our Mount Pisgah run, Asheville Spring Triathlon Camp, 2013.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.



Triathlon Coaching


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


DZ Coaches also provide personal training, swim stroke instruction, bike skills training, and run coaching. We often coach runners and cyclists, too!


For Beginners:

  • Coaching for Beginner Triathletes
  • First Triathlon Coaching
  • Personal Race Training & Simulations

For All Triathletes:

  • Friendly & Effective Group Training
  • Personal Training Sessions
  • Event-Specific Training Programs & Race Training Schedules
  • Professional Swim, Bike, Run, & Transition Skills
  • Triathlon-Specific Swim Stroke Improvement
  • Race Strategy, Training Strategy, & Race Selection
  • Sprint, Olympic, Long Course, & Iron-Distance Personal Coaching

For Competition and Elite Athletes:

  • Power Meter & GPS Data Analysis
  • Functional Threshold Power Testing
  • ULTRAMAN Distance Triathlon Coaching
  • Ultra-Marathon Run Coaching
  • Ultra Distance Cycling Coaching
  • Aero Bike Fit
  • Draft-Legal Triathlon Testing & Certification



Triathlon Camps


A destination training camp is a great way to get in a distraction-free period of training. DZ triathlon camps take place in challenging and scenic locations where big training is most rewarding. 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.


DZ Asheville Spring Triathlon Camp, Asheville, North Carolina
DZ Asheville Spring Triathlon Camp
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Get an early start training on the famous Blue Ridge Parkway!

April 2 – 7, 2017: Early arrival & AOTC race weekend options
Early Bird Pricing: $695 USD until December 31, 2016

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Triathlon Clinics


Getting out for some fun, interesting, and challenging training with a group is key to successful training. Built specifically around the needs of triathletes, clinics are a great way to train consistently over ten to twelve weeks, while picking up skills, meeting other triathletes, and getting some in-person instruction.


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 in the spring, race-specific training during the triathlon season, and stroke improvement in the fall.


DZ Winter Triathlon & Stroke Improvement Clinic - Guelph
Winter Triathlon & Stroke Improvement Clinic
University of Guelph Gold Pool

10 weeks of triathlon fitness, skills, and professional coaching!

Sundays, 9:00am – 12:30pm, January 15 – March 19, 2017
$299, special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members

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Discomfort Zone Spring Triathlon Clinic - Guelph, Ontario
DZ Spring Triathlon Clinic
University of Guelph & Guelph Lake

24 sessions of race-ready triathlon training!

Mondays & Thursdays, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, May 1 – July 20
$329, special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members

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DZ Clinics PageRegister Online



DZ Fall Triathlon & Stroke Improvement Clinic - Guelph
DZ Fall Triathlon & Stroke Improvement Clinic
University of Guelph Gold Pool

Train in the off season, race faster next year!

Sundays, 9:00am – 12:30pm, September 24 – November 26
$299, special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members

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DZ Clinics PageRegister Online





Big Training Days


Looking for a fun, interesting, and challenging group triathlon training day? Discomfort Zone has just the thing: Big Training Day! join us for a full day of triathlon training, skills, drills, and instruction at a fun, social event. A Big Training Day is a great way to get ready to race, stay sharp, and keep in training.


Discomfort Zone Colossal Triathlon Training Day Guelph Lake
Big Training Day Guelph Lake
Guelph Lake Conservation Area

Lots of training on the Guelph One triathlon course!

Saturday May 27, 2017: 8:00am – 2:00pm
$69, special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members

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DZ Multisport Triathlon Club


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


Welcome Package:


Exclusive Sponsor Deals: We’ve been fueling 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.


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 an IRONMAN TriClub! This program offers not only inter-club competition for hardware and bragging rights, but TriClub activities at various races, early entry for DZM members, 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. ($62 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 by joining us on Facebook, Strava, Garmin Connect, and others. We’re also a proud part of the Triathlon Ontario and IRONMAN TriClub programs.


DZ Multisport Memberships are available at a cost of $99.


DZ Multisport Triathlon Club is our way saying thank you to our valued athletes!


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