All in all 2010 was pretty good year both triathlon and life wise.

For the first time ever in my less than illustrious triathlon career, I started to train consistently. I biked 305 hours, for a total of 5215 miles. I run 152 hours, for a total of 941 miles. I swam 67 hours for a total of 216,000 yards and I completed 60 hours of strength training. The vast majority of these totals came from June forward, once I started working with Coach Doug and QT2 Systems.

I also set PRs at every distance I raced in 2010 (once again thanks to Coach Doug and QT2 Systems). My half ironman time dropped from a 6:05 to a 5:29 (which qualified me for my first USAT Long Course National Championships). My olympic distance time dropped from 2:44 to 2:37. My sprint time went from about 1:30 to 1:18. I shaved 3 minutes off my half marathon time, bringing it down to 1:53, as well. In even better news, I’m no where near a plateau because my biggest limiter is body composition. So long as I keep training consistently and keep focusing on nutrition, I should be able to set more big PRs in 2011.

And most importantly, Shaun and I got married (and traveled to HalfMax National Championships for our “honeymoon”). Let’s note, I did not eat a single cupcake from the wedding cupcake tree.

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Kelly Burns Gallagher

mccarter english employment litigator / oiselle team runner / coeur sports triathlete / sonic endurance coach & race director / witsup.com writer / dartmouth '02 / emorylaw '05

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