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For the first time in a while I’ve had a really good week of training.  Training Peaks is filled with green boxes, I’ve actually done my core work, I’ve hit my bike power numbers and I’ve found time to get to the pool and swim (despite a multiple day shutdown due to filtration issues). At …
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Ironman Florida (Personal) Race Preview

November 1st, 2013 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

I wrote a preview of the women’s professional race for witsup.com (can can find it here) so I thought I would also write a personal race preview as I sit in my condo the night before the race.   This is a tough race for me as its been a tough year.  Rapid weight gain …
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Ironman Florida – A Participant Perspective

November 10th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

(I didn’t really “race” IMFL. I was just a participant. So I decided that this isn’t really a “race report” as it is a “participant perspective”  — kind of like my “volunteer perspective” from Lake Placid.) Pre-Race: We arrived on Wednesday afternoon and, following the rental car issue, went for something to eat. Eating in …
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Ironman Florida Race Report

November 9th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Below is my race report for IMFL. When I get more pictures, I’ll post them. My race at Ironman Florida began long before the morning of November 5, 2011.  While I’ve been training specifically for this race since late July, the preparation really began sometime in early 2010 when I decide to take my training …
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Panama City Beach Wrap Up

November 7th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (2 Comments)

Post race, trying to fix my watch that exploded. Ironman Florida was a good race. I still need to write up a full race report (I’m waiting to get my pictures so it can look all pretty as well) but I finished in 11:26:02, a PR of over an hour. I don’t think I’ve ever …
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Racer Number 187

November 5th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Hi!  Today is Saturday November 5, 2011 and I’m currently out on the Ironman Florida course in Panama City Beach. If you’re wondering how I’m doing, you can track me here (if its working Ironman Live isn’t the most reliable service).  You can also check for updates (from my mom on Facebook) here.  Hope everyone …
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Ironman Florida – Thursday

November 4th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Welcome to Florida. The past two days have been somewhat of a blur.  We were lucky enough to get power back on Tuesday night (incredibly only 200 people in our zip code got power back on Tuesday and Shaun and I were two of them).  Wednesday morning I got up fairly late, did a steady …
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Babydoll, The Iron Sherpa

November 1st, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Me being me, I bitch and whine about lots of things.  Particularly during the last week, with taper and no power and general pre-race moodiness, I have not been at my best.  Often times when I’m in complete and total self absorption mode, I forget to be appreciative of the people (person) who supports me …
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Trick or Trick (Snow Tornado)

October 31st, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I had a few blog posts planned for this past weekend but mother nature got in the way and threw a crazy October Nor’easter at us. Like pretty much everyone else in Connecticut (particularly western Connecticut) we lost power on Saturday and it looks like it will take a week to have us back on-line. …
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Watching X-Files With No Lights On

October 25th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Less than two weeks until Ironman Florida and I am now officially tapering.  Last week was a rest week, this week is week one of a two week taper and next week is the race.  Normally I’m a pretty high volume person, so tapering gives me lots of “extra” time I never knew that I …
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