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Is it running or is it jogging?
I want to know, what is the difference between running and jogging? Ok so i know that one is at a faster pace than the other, but does it have to meet a certain speed to be running. Let me explain myself...I've been doing this running prgram and yesterday I sped up just a tad, from 4.40mph to 4.5mph, it is as fast I can keep it up for 1.5 miles. When I came home all excited, I was met with comments that a 4.4 or 4.5 pace is really just jogging. I am thinking that if it is as fast as I can run, then it is running for me and jogging for someone who can go faster but chooses to go slower. Anyway, its kind of frutrating, because I am so proud of myself, for speeding up, just that bit. Please let me know what you think!!
Fri. Jun 1, 9:34am
does it matter if your doing your best?
Friday, June 01, 2007, 10:31 AM
At the rate you are going it is jogging. I think actual running begins at 6.0 mph.
However, you are doing great and you should keep it up. Eventually you will be able to go faster and longer. Jogging or not, it is doing something good for your body.
Friday, June 01, 2007, 10:41 AM
I don't think there is a consensus. I recall reading in a newspaper or magazine article about 10 years ago a runner (by his own definition) saying there are about 300 runners in the country (U.S.) and the rest are joggers. My own opinion is in two parts. First, it's better to call it running because that expresses an aspiration and attempt to do it well, even if at present you're not that good. And second, if I'm walking briskly, if I pass you, then you're jogging, and if you pass me, then you're running. This opinion is worth exactly what you paid for it.
Friday, June 01, 2007, 12:21 PM
Every one you pass is jogging. Everyone who passes you is running really fast.
Friday, June 01, 2007, 1:29 PM
I think the difference (and I could be making this up) has to do with stride length and the amount of time you spend in the air (no feet touching the ground) with each stride. Therefore it is going to vary by individual. When I am going 5 mph (12-min mile) I am definitely jogging -- the gait has a v. short aerial phase, if any -- but at 6 mph (10-min mile) I am using an extended stride and running.
Looking around the internet, I see several references that say 6 mph (10-min miles) is the boundary between jogging and running, and one reference that says a 9-minute mile is the boundary.
Friday, June 01, 2007, 4:38 PM
Running is relative to the person.A shorter person with shorter legs will not have the same stride as a taller person.
If you were going as fast as you could for the distance you wanted to achieve - you ran.
Friday, June 01, 2007, 4:50 PM
I say your burning calories arent you
you will impove if you are consistant just keep throwing in small challenges your doing great way to go
Friday, June 01, 2007, 5:18 PM
For the record, I like 1:29's response the most!!
But I'll throw in what the treadmill at my gym says. It's got shortcuts so you don't have to stand there poking at the buttons for ages, so there are three buttons - walking @ 3mph, jogging @ 5mph, running at 7mph.
Friday, June 01, 2007, 5:26 PM
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