About Us


 

Michael created Hawaii Running Lab to provide a unique personal coaching experience to athletes in Hawaii and around the world.

Running with Aloha

Michael Walls Garrison, Ph.D.

Michael’s background makes him a rare blend of avid runner, accomplished coach and passionate academic.

He received his BS in Exercise Science from the University of California at Davis, his M.Ed. in Sports Management from the University of Arkansas and his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas. His Ph.D. dissertation, “Characteristics of Elite Female Collegiate Distance Runners with Respect to Selected Biomechanical and Physiological Factors,” can be found here or in print at the University of Arkansas Library.

Michael is a USA Track & Field (USATF) Level 1 and Road Runner’s Club of America (RRCA) certified coach.

Michael coaches athletes of all ages and ability levels. He has ten years of experience as an NCAA Division I track and field/cross country collegiate coach at the University of Arkansas, University of Maryland and University of Hawaii, two years as a high school track and field coach and one year as a collegiate cycling coach.

Michael has been a competitive runner for most of his life with over 10 marathon finishes and over 30 ultra marathon finishes. When he’s not coaching, you can find Michael running trail races on Oahu and in California.

Personal Records:

2:55:42

MARATHON

4:02:04

50K (ROAD)

4:17:59

50K (TRAIL)

8:08:04

50mi (TRAIL)

13:28:14

100K (TRAIL)

21:18:42

100MI (TRAIL)