Discomfort Zone Triathlon Coaching
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.
From 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!
About Discomfort Zone Triathlon Coaching
New 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 CampsFor 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 CoachingSerious 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 TrainingDid 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.
BeginnersIt’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.
Head 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!
- 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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
DZ Multisport Triathlon Club
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 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.
Membership 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!