Kelly

My interest is working with athletes on a one-on-one basis to overcome limiters and achieve personal bests. My coaching philosophy is that each athlete is unique and coaching focuses on determining each athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses, designing a program and individual workouts to progressively address the athlete's weaknesses while maintaining the athlete’s strengths. This is accomplished by closely monitoring an athlete's qualitative and quantitative responses to training. My approach to training programs and workouts is look at the athlete holistically with an understanding of the importance of the athlete’s ability to recover. I place special focus on training athletes for long course events and working with athletes who are planning to jump up to longer events. In addition to coaching, I serve as the treasurer of the Hartford Track Club and the Race Director for several races in Connecticut including the Greater Hartford 1/4 Marathon, Solstice Sprint 5k and Hogsback 1/2 Marathon. Through these races, I have successfully raised over $50,000 for organizations such as Blazeman Foundation and Running for Rescues.

I have participated in triathlon since 2006 and have raced in over 50 events including five 140.6 races. I currently focus on long course racing. I began coaching runners and triathletes for several years and have successfully coached athletes of all abilities to both personal records and first-time completion of long course event distances.

 

Previous Results and Highlights

11/03/2012 – Ironman Florida – 11:49:26

11/04/2011 – Ironman Florida – 11:26:02 – 69th overall female

07/24/2011 – Ironman Lake Placid – 12:47:11 – 94th overall female

11/22/2009 – Ironman Arizona – 14:30:52

08/31/2008 – Ironman Louisville – 15:41:12

 

Education Dartmouth College, 2002 Emory University, School of Law, 2005

 

Social Media Presence

Blog:  somerandomthursday.com

Twitter: @kburnsgallagher and @hartfordtrack

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/kelburns

Witsup:  http://www.witsup.com/author/kellygallagher/