Damn right we can.

I shut down a profitable personal training business for less income to pursue my passion, triathlon coaching. But when my triathlon coaching boss turned around one day, totally out of the blue, and said he could no longer afford me, I was left with the question of WTF do I do?

One of my best mates, and best man at our wedding asked me that day, “Can you do this yourself?”

My answer; “Damn right I can.”

TriSpecific was born.

That was back in 2006 and so much has happened in that time.

One of my favourite quotes is from Albert Einstein who said “because the answers have changed” when challenged by another professor on why he gave the exact same class the exact same test a year later.

Over these last 10 years of TriSpecific, as I set out to learn more while improving my own performances and that of my wife Charlotte Paul’s and the TS athletes, that is exactly what I’ve found.


I’ve learnt from many sources, mentors, coaches, made a lot of mistakes, and through this experiential learning, I stumbled onto training methods I would have never been aware of. These mistakes and failures have helped me come up with training systems that allow me to accelerate performances and not destroy health.

The purpose of TriSpecific is more than just triathlon, it’s more than just a plan. Triathlon is just the vehicle we use to learn more about ourselves and create positive outcomes that are transferable to everything in life.

More specifically our purpose at TS is to support endurance athletes like you, to breakthrough your boundaries and in doing so evolve as a human being.

You can learn more about each of the coaches here at TS below.

I’m super proud of what we do and the community of positive and allergic to average athletes we have been fortunate enough to work with.


What does #allergictoaverage mean?

We’ve caught some flak from this hashtag and because some people are put off with it because I think fundamentally, they think that it’s a comparison to others and we’re against comparing ourselves to other people, because it’s simply not a great thing to put people on that pedestal and always thinking you’re falling short.

I don’t see playing at average helps anyone in life. To us, it’s more about being a better you, because then that transfers across to being able to help other people out.

You just can’t reach your goals if you play at average. You can’t inspire other people playing at average and as the late Zig Ziglar said, “Building a better you is the first step to building a better world.” And I fundamentally believe that.

#allergictoaverage is much deeper than most people realize.

It’s about commitment, it’s about commitment to yourself, commitment to going all in on life and being the best person that you can be and being the best you can be in Triathlon, being the best you can be in life, at your job, in your family life, everything.

It’s a bloody tough task and we’re going to fail and we’re going fail over and over because it’s a really hard, you know, it’s a hard place to get to but I think that’s just part of a meaningful life journey. When we fall over and we fall short of that ideal of you know, being allergic to average, we get lessons from them and it’s those lessons that really build the richness of life and we all know life is short so play accordingly.

So go ahead, read and listen with an open mind- I wouldn’t be here today without that open and will to learn attitude.

If learning unconventional innovative ways to make great progress is not something you want to do then this might not be the place for you. That’s cool. We’ll keep on performing without you.

So welcome to TriSpecific.


Kristian – Founder