Tien Tran

Triathlon was a sport I always wanted to try ever since high school after seeing a Yr 12 student completed the Ironman NZ in Auckland. It was amazing to see someone so young completed this grueling event.

After almost 30 years I wanted to give triathlon a crack but kept getting injured and didn’t improve much. This went on for over 4 years. Rob and I were working at the same company and didn’t realise he was not just an athlete but also a Tri coach. I decided to put the planning and thinking to Rob so I can focus on the training and more importantly not to get injured and be stronger/fitter.

After a few months on the program with Rob, I noticed I am getting fitter and no injuries! which made the training more enjoyable and not disruptive.

To date Rob has helped me to train without disrupting my family life and also completed 4 ironman events. I am proud of this achievement as anyone who has done an IM event would understand. I am not after PBs or fastest splits just enjoying the journey, meeting new people and celebrating the finishing with friends and families. Even though my finishing position over the years is not too shabby 🙂

Training is currently on hold due Covid but I am looking forward to further improving of my fitness, understanding of this complex sport, and enjoy the training again.

Thanks Coach

[November 2020]