Colossal Training Day: Guelph Lake

DZ Colossal Training Day, Guelph, ON

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Guelph Lake Conservation Area

Frequently Asked Questions about Big Training Days

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Athlete group shot: Big Training Day Sudbury, May 2013DZ Big Training Days offer a solid training experience for all triathletes, from the newest beginner to the most seasoned veteran. Head Coach Mike Coughlin specializes in providing group training where athletes of all abilities can train together and support each other in a fun, social event.

Athletes can expect a combination of group and individual endurance training tailored to their ability level, as well as coaching, skills practice, and useful info sessions. Our goal is for each athlete to get as much training as they can safely absorb, with
no athlete left behind.

Details, Directions, and Schedule

Head Coach Mike Coughlin crosses the line for the DZ 151 Mini-Duathlon: Big Training Day Sudbury, May 2013


Athletes can register online or at 8:00 am at the Big Training Day. Cost is $59 + HST, and your park admission is included, just tell the rangers you’re with Discomfort Zone. DZ Multisport and DZ coached athletes receive a discount. Big Training Day registration begins at 8:00 am at the transition area near the main beach.

Training begins at 8:30. Plan to be early enough to register and be ready to swim at 8:30. There will be an option for early swim warmup for those athletes looking for a longer swim.

Come prepared for Big Training Day as you would for a race. Check out the triathlon-events-gear-list for what you’ll need. You will be outside for the day, so be sure to pack gear for weather changes and sunscreen. We’re happy to assist athletes who need equipment, just let us know ahead of time by registering online. A wetsuit is strongly recommended.

DZ athlete rocks a swim set: Big Training Day Sudbury May 2013Big Training Day will go ahead, rain or shine. The only exceptions are unsafe conditions like lightning or excessive heavy rain. In these cases, we will attempt to modify the schedule to permit the maximum training value possible given the conditions.

DZ Big Training Days are meant to be fun! One of the best parts of a triathlon training day is meeting new friends and hanging out with fellow triathletes.

We run fun, social workouts in a relaxed, inclusive atmosphere where triathletes can help and encourage each other. We encourage swimmers, cyclists, and runners to join in for a little cross-training. Everyone is welcome!

You can also check out the Big Training Days FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for more info, or Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions!


Ray runs the multi-brick at Delki-Dozzi track: Sudbury, May 2013
Colossal Training Day: Guelph Lake will take place at:

Guelph Lake Conservation Area
7743 Conservation Rd, Guelph, ON N1H 6J1

Meeting place is the area used for race transition at the Guelph One and Guelph Two triathlons.

Google Map here. You can also ask the rangers at the gate for directions.

DZ athlete Hillory runs indoors in February, 2013


  • 08:00-08:30

    Transition area by main beach Map

  • 08:30-09:00
    “Open Water Skills” Clinic and Dryland Warmup

    Main beach

  • 09:00-09:30
    Swim Warmup and Open Water Swim Skills

    Main beach

  • 09:30-10:15
    Open Water Swim Workout or Ironman 70.3 Race Simulation

    Main beach

  • 10:15-10:45
    Quick transition to bike (70.3 Simulation athletes) or snack and relaxed transition to bike

    Transition area

  • 10:45-12:45
    Bike Endurance and Skills Workout or Ironman 70.3 Race Simulation

    8km rolling country roads loop next to Conservation Area

  • DZ athletes James and Jocelyn practice their fast dismounts during the DZ 151 Mini-Duathlon: Big Training Day Sudbury, May 2013

  • 12:45-14:00
    Transition Run + Running Drills or Ironman 70.3 Race Simulation

    Transition area

  • 14:00-15:00
    Cooldown and Stretch, Endurance Training Q&A with Discomfort Zone Coaches

    Transition area

Optional: Half-Iron Simulation.Coach Brad Walker

  • DZ will be running an optional half-iron simulation workout concurrently with Colossal Training Day: Guelph Lake 2014. Interested athletes may join our DZ athletes participating in this 2/3 distance race simulation workout instead of some of the normal Big Training Day activities.

  • This option offers the chance for athletes racing the half-iron distance the chance to perform a supported peak workout in race-day conditions, practicing race nutrition, race transitions, and race strategy. It doesn’t hurt to have the athletes in the Big Training Day cheer you on, either!

  • This option is ideally suited for athletes racing Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant.

Emphasis will be on skills or fitness based on the needs of the individual athlete.

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