Wow, I was really off on this one. I had always thought that it was more of a mechanical difference. I had always equated it like the difference between a horse's gallop and run. Speed seems to be a minor factor compared to what each one looks like. I thought that jogging looked more bouncy and more upright than running. Guess that doesn't transfer to humans like I thought.
Keep up the great work Suzette! I struggled with the same question when I got started but I think as long as I complete the distance it doesn't matter how fast I go. Some days are better than others but know this We are all RUNNERS! and proud of it! :)
Jog: is basically running at a slower pace, often to recover between intervals. Jogging is subjective rather than objective. One person's jog can be another person's run.
Runner: is a person who RUNS. Period. Every two weeks or so we have a thread about who supposedly qualifies as a runner. Simple answer: If you run, you're a runner. Please stop asking what is the difference between a runner or a jogger. If you're interested enough in the sport to come here, the chances are excellent that yes, you're a runner no matter how slow or fast you are or whether you ever enter a race or not.
Clearly someone at Runner's World is getting a little testy! LOL. Some runners think that being called a jogger is offensive because jogging implies not caring or not training or some thing else with a somewhat negative connotation, but I don't think it really matters. :)
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There is not really a difference. It just depends on who you ask. It is semantics. (My Garmin has some set points to define jog slow jog run, but I don't have access to that right now. They use it for setting up training workout limits.)
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Its all the speed and the person. A fast runner 5 min mile would consider jogging at 10min mile. I would consider 10min mile running. Its all our perspective. We are all runners - All I know is that Running/Jogging makes me feel wonderful and I love it. If I miss a running day I feel bad. I have a 3 1/2 mile run scheduled for today. Have a great week!!!
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