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DASHKATH Posts: 861
9/10/13 5:09 A

I love yogageek's definition. I'm going to use that from now on

9/9/13 10:48 P

Thanks for all the feedback - makes sense to me. Just wanted confirmation that I am, indeed, a runner. Not the fastest but doing it none-the-less emoticon

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9/9/13 8:25 P

The spelling.

OK, flippancy aside, unlike horses, where there is a technical difference between walking, trotting, cantering and galloping, in humans, there is no technical difference between jogging and running. With both, there is a part of each stride where both feet are airborne (unlike with walking, where at least one foot is always on the ground).

Common usage is that jogging is a slow run, but that's just language, and I don't think there is an agreed speed to differentiate the two.


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9/9/13 6:52 P

Personally, I've always felt that if both of your feet are leaving the ground at once, you're running, period. Whether someone wants to call it jogging or running is a personal choice. I hate the term jogging, myself (I just don't like the way the word sounds) but everyone has their preference. There's no technical difference at all. Running slow is still running. :)

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9/9/13 1:49 P

Well, jogging's more of a subset of running, like sprinting, rather than a different type of movement, like walking. That being said, I don't think there's a standard definition; a PP stated 9 mph (7-min mile), while Wikipedia, citing the BBC, states 6 mph (10-min mile).

That being said, in general usage the term "jogging" tends to be more of a distinction of intensity than speed, and as such is highly subjective. For instance, you might jog as part of your warm-up for a run. But the speed at which a seasoned runner moves for their jogging warm-up would be the speed someone like me runs for the *actual* run. For that reason, even if there were a standard distinction between jogging and running, I wouldn't think it's terribly useful for individual fitness purposes.

Whatever speed you're going at, you're running. Call it what it is and be proud of yourself ^_^

Edited by: YOGAGEEK at: 9/9/2013 (13:50)
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9/9/13 11:53 A

To me, "running" is a gait and "jogging" is a speed. I am not fast--certainly nowhere near a 7-minute mile--but when people refer to what I do as jogging, it drives me a bit nuts. And I wouldn't dream of calling someone who finishes a marathon in under 3:30:00 (an 8-minute mile) a jogger.

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9/9/13 11:27 A

I really don't see the big difference in what you call it. If you are walking at a brisk pace vs SPEED walking, you're still walking, so the way I see it, if you are going faster than WALKING, you're running. Some people jog/run faster than others and some go slower. You say tomato, I say tomahto. Same difference :)

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9/9/13 10:18 A

I don't really think there is one. According to the internet, the line between running and jogging is at a speed of 9mph (7 min/mile give or take) which is pretty darn fast. As long as you're using good form, it doesn't matter what you call it, it's the same exercise.

9/9/13 10:10 A

What is the real difference? I'm wondering if I'm jogging vs running but not sure what makes them techincally different.

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