Author Archive: MAY Garcia

Sticks and Stones

When I was running the 2011 Divas Wahine Half Marathon in Honolulu, there was a portion of the course where people had written words of encouragement and drawn funny pictures in chalk on the road. Pretty similar to what Nike did for the Tour de France a couple of years ago. It was unexpected and helped …

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What’s in a Name?

Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) You know the standard distances: 5k (3.1 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), half-marathon (13.1 miles), marathon (26.2 miles), and ultra (anything over 26.2 miles). And the not-so-standard distances – 5-miler, 12k, 15k, …

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Is There Middle Ground in the Treadmill vs. Outdoors Debate?

It happens every year, like clockwork. With the onset of fall, as darkness falls earlier come the obligatory posts about running safely when it’s dark outside. And the running websites, magazines, and  Facebook groups throw out the question – Do you bring your run inside when it gets dark outside? The answers fly fast and furious, …

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