Runner or jogger?

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31/10/2007 at 08:36
There are some interesting letters in the latest RW mag on the runner/jogger distinction.... what do you think (if anything) makes the difference?
31/10/2007 at 08:53

State of mind -

If you think you run then you are a runner, if you think you jog then you are a jogger

31/10/2007 at 09:22

Cut and paste this link - it's all you need to know

http://www.realrunners.com/realrunnerspdf

31/10/2007 at 09:24

Whoops (forgot the ".") - this should work

http://www.realrunners.com/realrunners.pdf

31/10/2007 at 09:36
I would say..a runner intends running for say an hour oor 10 miles whatever.....and if they get to the front door in 59.55..they run up and down the street till exactly 1 hour..or the intended distance..a jogger will do as little as possible they WANT to be a runner..it IS a state of mind..runners HAVE to do it (run that is) joggers want to ..but really cant be bothered..and do it half heartedly ...
31/10/2007 at 09:37
Speed doesnt really come in to it...
Moe
31/10/2007 at 09:39
It's a relative term, running is just that, jogging is a runner taking it easy ie: an easy pace (for the individual) while warming up or down.  Utimately if you are putting in the effort it's 'running' and nobody can kid themselves over that, from elite to first timer you are the only person you have to prove anything to!
31/10/2007 at 09:40

Haven't we discussed this before at great length?

I'll say what I always say which is............. there's no such thing as jogging so you can't possibly be a jogger.  If you have two legs you only have a choice of two stride patterns.  Walking or running.  If you walk you're a walker.  If you run you're a runner.

Of course, if you're a horse you can also trot and canter

Moe
31/10/2007 at 09:42
............oh, and any other runner that refers to someone as a 'jogger' (implying that is all they are) is a 'running snob' and is bad for the sport as a whole!
31/10/2007 at 11:03
runners have bought gear specifically, joggers use cast offs or a mix of what they can find
31/10/2007 at 11:13

 We had this discussion at my run club on monday and someone suggested that the best way to look at it is as runner v's serious runner....a serious runner is bothered about times/positions.

i don't care if someone calls me a jogger though....i don't run fast, don't care about times or race positions i just care that i get out there and do it.  call me what you like.....i've been called worse! 

31/10/2007 at 11:27
Couldn't give a fig, meself. Mate of mine said recently "I saw you out jogging the other day", which I interpreted as "I saw you running at what looked like a comfortable pace the other day..." Fair enough. Although I suppose "Jog, Forrest, jog!" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.


31/10/2007 at 11:40

Read or heard somewhere is difference is runners enter events......

 Joggers have "feel good" runs, runners "train".

31/10/2007 at 11:42
Ive seen this discussed here before, I think the general consensus was that Runners can Jog but Joggers can't Run  !!
31/10/2007 at 11:44

and if they get to the front door in 59.55..they run up and down the street till exactly 1 hour..

Oh no! thats a 5 second PB!

31/10/2007 at 11:52

how can you define "run" though?  I'm a slow plodder (jogger if you like)... but i can up the pace a bit should i choose to if the moment takes me...does that make me a runner too?

I think most so called "joggers" can go quicker if they want just as quicker "joggers" can go slower.....

we're all running aren't we?

31/10/2007 at 12:30
i say let joggers and runners unite as one against the walkers of the world! hee hee
31/10/2007 at 12:46

there isn't a difference.  the concept of "jogging" which was invented in the 60s was just distance running for fitness' sake, ie as opposed to "running" which historically had the connotation 'as fast as you can'.

if you take offence at being called a jogger, then you're probably just a little bit of an idiot

31/10/2007 at 12:52

I run faster when out with the club and a lot slower around the park on my own.

Am I allowed to be both a runner and a jogger?????

31/10/2007 at 13:01
you can be a junner or a rogger
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