Transition states are very short lived species, generally lasting less than a picosecond. At the single molecule level, crossing a transition state is a very fast event: it goes from reactants to products in less than a picosecond.
Some reactions are very slow because the probability of crossing the transition state is very low, but never because they spend a long time at the transition state. Thus, interpreting reaction coordinate as time is incorrect.
In a slow reaction, a small number of molecules will react early, but the majority will spend a long time in the reactants state, waiting to cross the transition state. If one could take a static picture of an ensemble of molecules, some would be in the reactants state, some would be in the products state, and it would be almost impossible to see any molecule at the transition state.