RUNNING MAN: Asher Roby competes in the Yeppoon Triathlon in August.
RUNNING MAN: Asher Roby competes in the Yeppoon Triathlon in August.

Asher has lost 20kg and it's all because he loves to socialise

ASHER Roby decided to start getting fit at the end of 2013 when he was sick of losing his breath at the top of the stairs.

Now the 34-year-old is going for 10km runs, 80.5km bicycle rides and is high up on the leaderboard of The Observer's Kick the Kilos club.

"I've probably lost an even 20kg since I started back in 2013," he said.

"Other differences would be that I am sore all the time but you run long enough you get the hardness that lets you endure the pain a bit longer."

He said the driving force for his routine was the social aspect of working out.

"I'm happy to sleep in on my own but if someone is going to get up at 5am and expects me to meet them I don't want to let them down," he said.

"I really like the social aspect and am accidentally getting fit in the process."

This week Asher is preparing for the Agnes Water Triathlon at the weekend.

He had a rest day yesterday, squad run today, Wednesday swim squad, Thursday cycling in the morning and running in the afternoon. Friday is another rest day, Saturday an easy ride on the bike and it is race day on Sunday.

His secret to this routine is 3D Triathlon Coaching.

The Gladstone training group allows people to train at their own pace but, in the process, the group collectively improves.



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