allison maxson

Sacramento, CA

haute volée Since: 2012

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born 3/29/1986
hometown sacramento, california



Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
“A goal is a dream with a deadline."

What is your favorite post-race meal?
Whole Foods Salad Bar.

What is your must-have piece of running gear?
My ironman watch.

Do you have a training philosophy?
Stay balanced.  I love training and competing to the best of my ability, and I do best when my life is balanced.

What is your favorite place to run?
Point Defiance Park is my local favorite, but I will always be attached to the long trails of Forest Park where I trained during my college days at the University of Portland.

Why do you run?
I run for health, fitness, and relationships.  I'm currently earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and I hope to promote wellness through my career and by example as a runner.  I love how running gives me energy, serves as an outlet for stress, and helps me balance the demands of school.  I also enjoy the community aspect of running; many of my closest friends are runners.

What animal do you most resemble in your racing and why?
I don't really know why, but I was called a "freakin' hyena" after winning a race, and the label has stuck.

What is your favorite activity, when not running?
I love spending time with my wonderful husband; he always makes me smile!

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
Legally Blonde and The Bible.

personal bests

5k 17:04
8k 29:36
10k 34:07
13.1 1:15:00
26.2 2:39:16


racing highlights

2016 USATF Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier
2015 US Half Marathon Championship - 28th
2014 Chicago Marathon - OTQ
2014 Ventura Half Marathon - 1st
2014 Napa Half Marathon - 3rd 



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