Cate Maxson

image12.jpegMember since 2018

Hometown: Fishers, Indiana

Current city: Portland, Oregon

Occupation: Physical Therapist (Pediatrics)

Instagram handle: @catemaxson

Best running experience: Meeting my husband! I had trained all summer to compete in a certain triathlon, but I waited too late and the race was sold out. To my dismay, I ended up having to sign up for a different race. A cute guy just happened to be at this particular race (much to his dismay), having almost forgotten that he had agreed to cheer on his friend’s girlfriend. After the race, this cute guy reached out to congratulate me on a victorious finish, and 8 years later we are happily married. It remains one of my favorite days ever! Thank goodness I procrastinated on signing up for that race.

Passions outside of running: Hiking, camping, biking, just relaxing with my husband and dog, traveling and exploring new places, reading biographies about runners and other athletes, attempting to cook, being with friends.

Favorite post-run meal: First, let’s start with coffee. If it’s the weekend, a breakfast burrito always sounds good (scrambled eggs, potatoes, avocado, cheese), and maybe a mimosa to help wash it down.

Racing highlights/PRs:
5K – 18:40, Big Ten Hoops Day 2011
8K – 32:10, Briggs and Al’s Run 2010
Half Marathon – 1:31:51, 500 Festival Mini Marathon 2015
Triathlon (Olympic distance) – 2:22:54, USAT National Championships 2013