No Ego in Training

Its the end of January and I’m in third week of a four week build phase after having completely 3 cycles (12 weeks of base). When in base all of my running and 99% of my cycling is in QT2 Z1, which is my aerobic endurance pace. For me this Read more…

By Kelly Burns Gallagher, ago

USAT Rankings

Finally looked at my 2010 USAT Rankings today. For females 30-34 (despite the fact that I was 29 for all but 17 days of 2010) I ranked 618 out of 1900, putting me in the top-33%. Not bad if this were law school but definitely not where I want to Read more…

By Kelly Burns Gallagher, ago

Re-tooling Nutrition

As I have mentioned, at the moment, my biggest limiter is my body composition. I have somewhere between 25-40 pounds to loose in order to be at “race weight” — that is the weight at which I will race the fastest. I’m having a body fat test done on Sunday, Read more…

By Kelly Burns Gallagher, ago

Goal Check

So with Sunday’s 5K, I finished my first chunk of base work for the 2011 season. The way my plan is set up, I had 12 weeks of base that spanned from October through the beginning of January, 4 weeks of build in January and February and then back to Read more…

By Kelly Burns Gallagher, ago

Snow Dash 5K

I forgot how much 5Ks can hurt. Today was the Snow Dash 5K and I haven’t “run” a 5K in almost two years and I use the word “run” in the loosest possible way. The last time I crossed the finish line of a 5K, I did so in 29 Read more…

By Kelly Burns Gallagher, ago

2010 – Year in Review

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. Read more…

By Kelly Burns Gallagher, ago