About Alpenglow's Coach
Max Darnell, PhD
PhD, Harvard University, Bioengineering
B.S., UT Austin, Mechanical Engineering
Thousands of miles and painfully botched races
Everything from classic training texts to the latest studies
I am a runner, scientist, and coach. I didn't run until after college, and I have no particular talent for the sport. This means that I had to improve through a love of running, consistency, and endless study. An engineer and scientist by training, I love studies and numbers, but even more valuable than that is a philosophy focused on sifting through the mess of data to find what really matters.
And while not an elite runner myself, highlights of my running career include: a 3rd place at 2018 Mt. Hood 50 mile, a win at the 2019 Deception Pass Trail Marathon, a 3rd place at the 2016 Austin Rattler 66k, a sub-24 hr finish at the 2016 Leadville 100, and multiple Boston qualifying marathons.