Difference between Jogging & Running

Jog & Run...Difference???

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19/12/2007 at 14:43

Is there a difference between Jogging and running...or is a jog a slow run?? LOL

It's always bothered my Father, whgo hates being called a Jogger - even at 63!!!

19/12/2007 at 14:47

Jogging suggests someone not very serious about it, whereas running suggests purpose and altheticism!

I always say running

19/12/2007 at 14:52
Runners will go out in the worst weather conditions. Joggers generally won't.
PloddingOn    pirate
19/12/2007 at 15:02

I read something that I dont' really agree with, but apparnetly technically a runner is someone who does under a 9 minute mile.

I think it's silly.  I agree with Wilkie though - runners put more into it and take it more seriously.  It's like those annoying people who go swimming in training lanes, and do a bobbing breastroke with their heads about the water so as not to wet the hair.  AND they know nothing about pool ettiquette.  Should be drowned really.  Difference between a "swimmer" and a "person in a pool"

19/12/2007 at 15:07
Jogger is a term used by non-runners for something they don't unserstand.
19/12/2007 at 15:08

I'm a runner.

Stoxy (10:30 minute miler).

19/12/2007 at 15:08
If someone saw me out on my long slow 11+m/m runs they might think I was a jogger - but I am not, I am a runner. I was out on the hills for nearly two hours on Sunday in the freezing cold wind because I have a race target in March that I want to achieve. I think we are what we want to be - I think of myself as a runner and I therefore I am. (Occasionally I am also a person in a pool)
PloddingOn    pirate
19/12/2007 at 15:10

I knew I was going to put my foot in it!! 

It's ok though - you are a runner so you can be a person in a pool...

19/12/2007 at 15:13
19/12/2007 at 15:16

I agree with PloddingOn.

I consider myself a runner but am nowhere near a 9-minute mile at the present time .  Goodness me, I go out in any weather (even 'bum-numbing' levels of cold ) and get hideously frustrated when either I'm not able to go out running or I fall short of targets I set myself (something which has happened rather a lot in recent times).  Not sure whether 'athleticism' comes into it for me, but certainly purpose.

Not sure whether I call myself a swimmer or not.  I deliberately don't go in the lanes cos I don't consider myself good enough, but I do duck my head under the water properly when doing breaststroke, and at least attempt to swim other strokes!  An infrequent swimmer perhaps as well, but I do try to take it seriously when I'm there.

19/12/2007 at 15:17

Joggers =  those suffling around without a goal.

runners = a goal of finishing in race or better PB

19/12/2007 at 15:19

On second thoughts, I am a person in a pool!

I only took up swimming because I'd sprained my ankle and couldn't run, and I only carry on with it to supplement the running.  Not enough scenery to keep me occupied.

19/12/2007 at 15:20
I'd go along with that definition TT!
PloddingOn    pirate
19/12/2007 at 15:22

Ha ha ha - oh crap I started something didn't I??  No NBS in pools though!

I get to be a runner and a swimmer.

But I am a person on a bike!

19/12/2007 at 15:28

I'm a person on a bike - or I would be if I owned one.

It's a bit like asking whether someone's a musician/singer, or just someone who does karaoke down the pub occasionally.  You don't have to be a paid professional to consider yourself the former if you take it seriously.
19/12/2007 at 15:30
I rarely swim - only on holiday, so then I am a person in a pool. Or the sea.

Another definition I've seen - if you have a race number, you are a runner.
19/12/2007 at 15:31
I'm a person who owns a bike - it gathers dust mostly ... maybe this summer ...
19/12/2007 at 15:32

Joggers, persons on bikes and persons in the pool.

Pull your finger out, a sprint tri is not that far.............

PloddingOn    pirate
19/12/2007 at 15:36
I dont' even own a bike!!! 
19/12/2007 at 15:38
Technicaly I don't own my bike on order............;)
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