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Makeover Momma Rookie 7 posts since
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May 20, 2010 4:59 PM

What's the difference??

Can anyone tell me if there is a difference between jogging and running?? Correct me if I'm wrong....I always thought jogging was a slow version of running.

 

  • Janet689 Pro 122 posts since
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    1. May 20, 2010 5:44 PM (in response to Makeover Momma)
    Re: What's the difference??

    "Maybe this seems obvious - running means you're moving at a faster pace than jogging. The question really is - how much faster?

    Technically, if it takes you less than 9 minutes to complete 1 mile, you are running. If it takes you more than 9 minutes to complete 1 mile, you are jogging."

     

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  • moviechic3 Pro 96 posts since
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    2. May 20, 2010 6:23 PM (in response to Janet689)
    Re: What's the difference??

    I guess I'm a jogger then, not a runner. No worries, I'm still happy I can complete what I do run





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  • skypilot77 Legend 1,077 posts since
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    3. May 20, 2010 7:10 PM (in response to Janet689)
    Re: What's the difference??

    Janet689 wrote:

     

    "Maybe this seems obvious - running means you're moving at a faster pace than jogging. The question really is - how much faster?

    Technically, if it takes you less than 9 minutes to complete 1 mile, you are running. If it takes you more than 9 minutes to complete 1 mile, you are jogging."

     

    http://www.fitsugar.com/Running-vs-Jogging-162638

     

    I do not agree with that definition difference.

     

    I cannot accept the fact that people who are running 5K's over 27 minutes were out there jogging.

     

    jmo





  • NancyLFreeman Legend 243 posts since
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    4. May 20, 2010 7:37 PM (in response to Makeover Momma)
    Re: What's the difference??

    My gut feel has always been based on a vague ratio of vertical vs horizontal motion.

     

    In other words, if I'm putting more energy into bouncing up and down than moving forward, I'm definitely jogging!  As a short person I'd also argue against any rule based solely on speed, without taking into account the length of the runner's legs!





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    5. May 20, 2010 8:42 PM (in response to Makeover Momma)
    Re: What's the difference??

    well then I'm a jogger most days





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  • crl8686 Legend 1,302 posts since
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    6. May 20, 2010 10:58 PM (in response to Makeover Momma)
    Re: What's the difference??

    There was a long thread on this topic about 6 months ago or thereabouts (unfortunately I don't have the URL). There were two distinct schools of thought:

    (a) that it's runner-dependent; jogging is slower than running, but the cutoff point varies for each runner and their abilities.

    vs.

    (b) that there's an objective cutoff between jogging speed and walking speed that applies to all runners regardless of their ability.

     

    As I recall, the two schools of thought could not reconcile and basically agreed to disagree.

     

    My somewhat cynical opinion is that if one's speed is X, anyone slower than X is a jogger and anyone faster than X is a runner.





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  • coolbikermom Legend 418 posts since
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    7. May 21, 2010 3:47 AM (in response to crl8686)
    Re: What's the difference??

    crl8686 wrote:

    My somewhat cynical opinion is that if one's speed is X, anyone slower than X is a jogger and anyone faster than X is a runner.

      I've heard a postulate of this: "Why is it anyone who drives faster than me is a maniac and slower than me is an idiot?"

     

    My stride is short (my legs are short) and so it takes more effort for me to go 8 mph than someone with longer legs. I agree that I'd be running far sooner than someone with a longer inseam, so it's different for each person, in my not so humble opinion.





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  • silvereagle Legend 1,159 posts since
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    8. May 21, 2010 4:29 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: What's the difference??

    well I was always taught if both feet are off the ground your running..

     

     

    But according to the chart on my garmin training software it breaks down like this

     

     

    12:00 to 10:00 min mile      =     jog

    10:00 to 9:00  min mile      =   fast jog

    9:00 to 7:00  min mile        =  slow run

    7:00  to 5:00  min mile       =  run

    5:00 to 4:00    min mile      =    sprint

    4:00 to 3:00 min mile         =    max speed

     

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  • ActiveWatches Dave Legend 207 posts since
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    9. May 21, 2010 5:43 AM (in response to Makeover Momma)
    Re: What's the difference??

    I agree with crl8686.  Very runner-dependent.  My jog is much faster than my wife's run.  She's doing less than a 9-minute mile, but according to her she's still running her but off!





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  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,336 posts since
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    10. May 21, 2010 6:25 AM (in response to ActiveWatches Dave)
    Re: What's the difference??

    Personally I think it's a state of mind, having little to do with speed.  Joggers aren't particularly serious about it, runners are.

     

    I'm going on the stump here once more.  Inseam length is not necessarily related to running speed for distance runners (it may work to the advantage of sprinters).  Partly because you never have both feet on the ground at the same time, so the foot on the ground is doing most of the work.  The amount of forward force generated through that foot counts more than the length of the leg.  There is some evidence that the added effort of moving the added mass of a longer leg is a detriment.  Though I have also read that the swing of the leg in the air may help move you forward.

     

    Some of the best distance runners are relatively short: women, 5' 2" to maybe 5'5"; men around 5' 5" to 5' 7".  Not to say there haven't been good ones who were tall.  Ed Eyestone is one who comes to mind - he was over 6'.

     

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  • NancyLFreeman Legend 243 posts since
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    11. May 21, 2010 8:38 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
    Re: What's the difference??

    lenzlaw wrote:

     

    I'm going on the stump here once more.  Inseam length is not necessarily related to running speed for distance runners (it may work to the advantage of sprinters). 


    All the same, you don't see many weiner dogs racing down at the greyhound track.





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  • Kyle39 Legend 202 posts since
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    12. May 21, 2010 8:46 AM (in response to Makeover Momma)
    Re: What's the difference??

    I'm going to weigh in on the side of it being a personal measure of how hard you're pushing yourself, not an objective cutoff.  To me, jogging is a slow run (for me), like something I do for my first half-mile to warm up, or between speed intervals.  For me, that's an 11-minute mile or slower.  For Ryan Hall, it's probably anything slower than a 6 or 7 minute mile.  For others, an 11-minute mile is running.

     

    All I know is, I've run 4 marathons - all between 4:29 and 4:52.  I know I'm not a rocket, but don't tell me I jogged them!

  • KaaSD Rookie 6 posts since
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    13. May 21, 2010 9:15 AM (in response to Makeover Momma)
    Re: What's the difference??

    Because of height I believe it should be based on steps per second.

  • rbird Legend 1,073 posts since
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    14. May 21, 2010 9:18 AM (in response to NancyLFreeman)
    Re: What's the difference??

    Nancy L Freeman wrote:

     

    lenzlaw wrote:

     

    I'm going on the stump here once more.  Inseam length is not necessarily related to running speed for distance runners (it may work to the advantage of sprinters). 


    All the same, you don't see many weiner dogs racing down at the greyhound track.

     

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