Max and Amy (the host) are real life friends. We both live in Miami and train with the same overall group of friends.
Today we chat about his experience at the 2016 Ironman Maryland which is his first Ironman. Before we talk about the race we talk about how he got into triathlons at all. Max was a runner first and part of a local running group called No pressure. He was drawn into triathlon over breakfast with friends from a Miami triathlon group called Team Hammerheads.
When he transitioned to triathlons his first race was Nautica which is now called South Beach Triathlon. We talk about the challenges of swimming in triathlon.
Max trained for Ironman Maryland with some great friends who are part of a wonderful training group in Miami called the TriLocos. They used Matt Fitzgerald’s training plans which worked very well for all of them.
Before we talk about Maryland we talk a little about Ironman Chattanooga and the crazy weather that they had. Then we move onto the epic race that was Ironman Maryland. You’ll have to listen to the details but it was one crazy day.
Then we talk about what Max is doing next. Due to conditions beyond his control he was unable to race a whole 140.6 so he’s taking matters into his own hands. Which is amazing. Simply amazing!
Thank you Max for being a guest on the Mile after Mile podcast. Maybe I’ll have to have you back after your next adventure.