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Over the past seven or eight months we’ve been actively working to raise $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center via the Ironman Foundation “Your Journey Your Cause” program in memory of Owen.  With Ironman Lake Placid quickly approaching we were creeping towards (and finally exceeded) $9,000. Once we hit the $9,000 mark on Monday things …
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With all of our efforts surrounding raising funds for the Adirondack Medical Center, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that I signed up for a 140.6 mile race in 80 days (and counting). But, here we are in the middle of April and training is beginning to truly ramp up at this point. …
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As many of you know Ryan and I are working to raise $10,000 for the Adirondack Medical Center through the Ironman Foundation (Ryan is racing Ironman Lake Placid).  The $10,000 number is important because its the cost of a NICU incubator.  Due to current resources in the High Peaks region of New York state (where …
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Our efforts to raise funds for the Adirondack Medical Center in memory (and honor) of #OwenOtter continue (if you like to know more about Owen please check out our posts here and here)!  So far, we’ve surpassed $2,000 in donations, but there’s a long way to go to hitting the magic $10,000 number by the time Ryan …
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Its become a tradition for me to spend the last weekend in July in Lake Placid whether I’m racing or not.  2015 was no different.  I have lots of thoughts about this year’s race — particularly about the lack of professional triathletes (and the announcement of a pro women only race in Lake Placid in …
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While we were in Lake Placid last weekend, Shaun got some fantastic footage of the Ironman Lake Placid Run Course (below).  Lake Placid is one of my favorite run courses of all time.  It is a double loop course that can be broken into four parts — Downhill, Rolling, Uphill and Lake Placid Club Drive — that …
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(Vacation) Week

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

Post Ironman Lake Placid I’ve had an entire week off from training.  Other than sleeping a lot and getting two massages, I headed back to West Hartford Yoga the yoga studio for a few classes and a restorative yoga workshop. For years, I had done yoga on and off, but after my back injury this …
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IMLP Volunteer Perspective by Shaun Gallagher

July 27th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Shaun and Stacey spectating after their morning transition duties were finished Kelly has offered me the opportunity to guest blog my experience as a volunteer at IMLP.  As a transition area volunteer, I get an up-close and personal look at the controlled chaos that exists during T1 and T2.  Similar to a lot of things …
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Ironman Lake Placid – Race Report

July 26th, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

After months of preparation, Sunday July 24, 2011 was the big day. [Note: I don’t have pictures yet but will post them as soon as I get them.] I was up at 3:30 a.m. for my breakfast of applesauce, banana, whey protein and Ironman Perform.  After scarfing down my meal, I went back to sleep until …
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IMLP – Saturday T minus 24 hours

July 23rd, 2011 | Posted by Kelly Burns Gallagher in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Less than 24 hours until the cannon goes off for the 2011 Ironman Lake Placid. Shaun and I were up at 5 a.m. so that we could watch the Great QT2 Swim Off between Jesse and Mary (Pat — in the khaki shorts above — was there to help pace Mary, it didn’t really work …
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