Robert Tuller is a native of San Francisco where he lives with his wife and two strong boys. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley; and the French Culinary Institute, New York City. In 1989, before serving in the U.S. Navy, he entered his first triathlon, The World’s Toughest Triathlon, and his first ultra-marathon, The Quadruple Dipsea (7 finishes). He has since built an athletic resume that includes over 25 100-mile trail ultra-marathons. His favorite ultra is the Wasatch Front 100, from which he has earned 10 finisher’s buckles. He also holds numerous buckles from The Western States 100, Leadville Trail 100, Angeles Crest 100, Vermont 100, and Old Dominion 100; and has been awarded the two coveted ultra-marathoning awards: The Grand Slam and The Last Great Race. In 1991 he completed The Star Spangled Banner Relay across the United States and also finished The Badwater 146.
In 2008 Robert’s passion for his sport and his desire to continue competing led him to CrossFit. There he learned that proper strength training, optimum nutrition, and a positive attitude pay dividends toward a lasting athletic career, even into middle age. Since then–under the mentorship of Brian Mackenzie and Kelly Starrett–Robert has completed the following certifications: CrossFit Level I, Nutrition, Endurance, and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance. He joins SFCF as the Running and Endurance Coach; his specialties include running physiology and technique, nutrition counseling, and strength and conditioning programming for running performance. His CrossFit training and life experience help him coach athletes who want to perfect their running technique, become stronger for a particular sport, or reach their goals for a specific race, speed, or distance.
Robert enjoys the sense of camaraderie and family he’s found at San Francisco CrossFit and takes great pride in serving with this elite group of coaches. He is available for private or small group coaching with an emphasis on running and endurance conditioning utilizing CrossFit Endurance style programming.
Contact Robert at [email protected].