Damn Right I Can

I shut down a profitable personal training business for less income to pursue my passion, triathlon coaching. But when my then 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 when I had poured my heart and soul into this pathway?

One of my best mates, and the 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.

Over these last 15 years of TriSpecific, 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 we’ve done. 

We have helped hundreds upon hundreds of triathletes like you set massive personal bests, qualify for and win world championships, win or place in their age groups or those just looking to tick it off the bucket list without making all the avoidable mistakes. 

Female AG World Champion & Male 3rd Place

We learnt from many sources, mentors, coaches, made a lot of mistakes, and through this experiential learning, but it was through this experiential learning, I stumbled onto a formula for success and training methods I would have never been aware of. These mistakes and failures have helped me come up with training systems that allow us to achieve the 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 us below by clicking on our picture. 

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.

#ALLERGICTOAVERAGE... What does that mean?

We’ve caught some flak from this hashtag. Some people are put off with it, I think fundamentally, they think that it’s a comparison to others. It’s not.  We’re against comparing ourselves to other people. Why? Because it’s simply not a great thing to put people on a 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 not only being able to help yourself but also others. 

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. 

I won’t sugar coat it. 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, 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, 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- we wouldn’t be here today without that open and will to learn attitude.

Welcome to TriSpecific.

Kristian – Founder