Pre- IM Meltdown

This past weekend marked four weeks until Ironman Florida and like clockwork, I had my pre-ironman melt down. I was sitting in the bath tub after finishing the Great River Ride (and 80 feet per mile of climbing) and I just started sobbing in self doubt.  I wasn’t worried so much Read more…

By Kelly Burns Gallagher, ago

Climb Every Mountain

I feel like I just finished Ironman Lake Placid and yet, somehow, Ironman Florida is just nine weeks away.  After a fairly laid back August training wise (albeit a crazy August work wise), I’m ready to turn the volume up in preparation for Ironman Florida.  Pretty much what this means Read more…

By Kelly Burns Gallagher, ago

A Weekend Without Pancakes

Whenever I’ve decided to be serious about nutrition in the past, I always did a very good job on weekdays but would use my long bikes and runs on the weekend as an excuse for some pre or post training sugar and carbohydrates.  Specifically I love pancakes. Not. Pancakes.  These Read more…

Saturday Saturday

I’m finally in the rest week of my 5 week base block. While its good to rest now, last week was a bit of a beast training wise (just under 21 hours). My biggest day was Saturday, which included a 4 hour 27 minute trainer ride, an hour long run Read more…