Allison is a 39 year old mom of 3 kids and married to Tony Falin. She is a recreational runner who took up the sport when her dad had his heart attack back in 2006. Being a RN, she realized that just being "fit" wasn't good enough. After logging mile after mile, she became quite frustrated with what she felt to be a lack of progress and contacted Coach Cummings. "I saw what he had done with Tony's goals and I was impressed...I figured it was worth a shot!"
She started working with Coach after a half marathon attempt in Nashville left her frustrated.
In 2010 her times continued to improve, hitting the sub-2 hour half in Phoenix this year and hitting another sub 2 PR in Richmond.
She has transitioned over to triathlons and a few bike races and time trials.
TN Masters TT 35-39 Gold medalist
I fought the lake and I won :)
August 14th, 2012 10:56AM
Last year was the first year I raced triathlon. I did some super sprint races and then signed up for a little race in Butler, TN (upper East TN and as close to North Carolina as you can get; translation-HILLY).
2011 was the year of the backstroke at Watauga. I got in the water, swam 100m about and had a panic attack of epic proportions. I knew enough to roll on my back and I would backstroke/breast stroke and breathe. 31 minutes for 1000m is NOT the Olympic record in case you wondered.
This year, the RD called out lake temps of 78, air temps were at 61 so people that did not bring wetsuits were bellyaching that it wasn't feeling like wetsuit legal, but I was a girl scout. I had my wetsuit. Anyone with a brain knows when the RD says legal and you can get out of that suit fast, you use it. I used it. Still a painfully slow swim for ... (view more
January 12th, 2011 6:55PM
Well I had my FIRST pain free run of the year yesterday. I am not wearing the orthotics, I am not waking up with hip pain. My mind is not just drained from the lack of progress anymore because of the injuries.
The decision to pursue multi-sport has left me feeling refreshed and ready to hit the training. That will be once the ice and snow and gale force winds clear :)
It also allows me to be excited about this upcoming trail 50K in April. ... (view more
View Blog Archive