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 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
Triathlon fitness, skills, and professional coaching!
January 20th through March 24th
Sundays 9:00am-12:30pm – Clinic Fees: $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!
March 31 – April 5, 2019: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Camp Fee: $895 USD. Accommodation add-ons available
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Open Group Ride
Join us for our weekly open group ride & coffee – New athletes welcome
Saturdays, 7:00am, May through October
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Spring Triathlon Clinic
Race-ready triathlon training!
Mondays & Thursday Evenings May through July
Special rates for Tri Ontario & DZM members – Drop-ins welcome
2019 Dates and Pricing coming soon!
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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.


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.