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Colleen Ottalagano-McGarry, 40, mother of two boys age 11 and 9, English Teacher at Guilderland High School, married to another running fool - just trying to balance it all.  I began running after the loss of my mother to breast cancer in 2001.  I fell in love with the sport and eventually transitioned to racing marathon and then triathlon. I am returning to run specific training after five years of racing Half Ironman distance triathlons.

I am an endurance junkie, but my favorite distance to race is the half marathon.  5K is my biggest challenge, yet I am hopeful that I can still see improvements with age! 

5K - 2009 Ellis Cardiac Classic 20:41
10K - 2012 The Fall FRUN  43:55
15K - 2011 Stockade-athon 1:07:45
13.1 - 2011 Marine Corps Half Marathon 1:34:04
26.2  - 2010 Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon 3:27:39 (BQ Qualifier)
            2010 Boston Marathon 3:35:42

Triathlon 70.3 PR
2015 Mont Tremblant 70.3 Ironman 5:13:02 

Masters Debut
4M  - Running of the Green   28:45  
13.1 - 2017 Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon 1:40:06 
Ranked 1st in 40-44 AG  

Training Goals:
I aim to redefine my goals as a runner in the masters category.  Staying healthy and being more forgiving of myself during training and racing - while still pushing to achieve new milestones is a priority.  After many years of training for and being dedicated to racing one or two A-races a season, I would simply like to race more often!