Big Training Day 2 Triathlon Training Day Report

Big Training Day II
Triathlon Training Day Report

By Mike Coughlin

It was a cold Sunday in February, but temperatures were running high at the second Discomfort Zone Sudbury Big Training Day of 2013. A total of 10 athletes had gathered at Laurentian University for a day packed with swimming, cycling, running and endurance training advice under the watchful eye of Discomfort Zone coaches Brad Walker and Michael Mahoney. Participants traveled from as far afield as Manitoulin Island, Temiskaming Shores, and Guelph to attend.

The day kicked off with a dryland warmup and swim workout at the Laurentian gold pool that focused on improving both swim skills and basic speed through the water. After some much needed nutrition and a cycling talk given by Coach Brad, it was straight onto the bikes for what most regarded as the hardest work of the day, Brad’s Killer Bike Workout. As if that wasn’t enough, participants hopped straight off the bikes into an indoor group transition run at the Laurentian indoor track, one of the hallmarks of the DZ Big Training Day experience. The day finished with running drills, stretching, and an extended Q&A session lead by Coach Mike.

As challenging as the training itself was, it was the social aspect of the day that was remembered the most. “The DZ Big Training Day offers the opportunity to get in a challenging workout while socializing with like-minded people who enjoy sport and who support each other to reach their goals”, explained long-time athlete Helen Bobiwash who has attended DZ Big Training Days since 2007. “I wouldn’t miss them”.

Discomfort Zone Big Training Days generally run once a month, from 8am-2pm at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. For more information and to register, please visit the link below:

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See you there!

Mike Coughlin
The Discomfort Zone
‘Where true potential is discovered’