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Is their a an informal way to categorize if a person is a runner or a jogger? Is their a speed in the mileage log to attain so one can say that he/ she is a runner?
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I think it comes down to why you are doing it and not necessarily any minute per mile time threshold.
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Joggers bounce up-and-down and stop lights.
Runners just stand looking pissed!

Dave in VA
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I always think of joggers wearing the big baggy track suits.:-)

Maybe runners have a purpose like training for that local area charity 5 kms or a marathon while joggers are just out jogging.
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Runners sometimes jog, but joggers never run.
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Joggers bounce up-and-down at stop lights.
Runners just stand looking pissed!

Funny. I don't really know the science behind why you would want to/not want to jog in place at stop lights, but its damn funny watching others do it.
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Joggers bounce up-and-down at stop lights.
Runners just stand looking pissed!


Agreed!

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Re: runner vs jogger category [DC Pattie] [ In reply to ]
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Well said and so true! Personally I stretch while rolling my eyes at the "joggers".


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because sometimes the lights are long and it's really cold out?
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If you feel the need to belittle other people's casual exercise then you are a runner, and they are joggers. If not, you don't care what anybody is called and you just run.


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Runners have paid for a race and/or have a race number on.

Joggers do not.
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Re: runner vs jogger category [Danielg] [ In reply to ]
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Runners have paid for a race and/or have a race number on.

Joggers do not.

George Sheehan once wrote that the difference between a runner and a jogger is the entry form. That means some fairly fast folks out there running every day would be considered joggers.

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Runners have paid for a race and/or have a race number on.

Joggers do not.

George Sheehan once wrote that the difference between a runner and a jogger is the entry form. That means some fairly fast folks out there running every day would be considered joggers.

Perhaps I'm missing your point but the only thing I think as I read that is, "yeah, so?" There ARE some fast as all hell joggers out there.
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Here I thought I was supporting your point with the quote. I acknowledge that some choose not to enter races, instead preferring the act of running by itself. It happens, and I'm cool with it.

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"The hero is someone in continual opposition to the status quo. The hero is always becoming himself." Jos� Ortega y Gasset.

"The enthusiasm (absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by any interest or pursuit) is needed before breaking the milestone and not after." Sergio Escutia, on Lukas Verzbicas' subdued reaction to breaking 4 minutes in the mile.
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Joggers bounce up-and-down and stop lights.
Runners just stand looking pissed!

Dave in VA

I told my wife this very same thing yesterday. Funny stuff.

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This is the single most pointless classification/debate in all of running. It serves no purpose other than to make some people feel better or worse about themselves.
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Here is what I consider a jogger:



Here is what I consider a runner:



So what's the difference?

30 years. Who uses the word jogging anymore?
Last edited by: sweat-equity: Dec 2, 10 17:04
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if you care about the classification then you're not a jogger.



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This is the single most pointless classification/debate in all of running. It serves no purpose other than to make some people feel better or worse about themselves.

If you ever wanted to sum ST up, that might just do it.
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Most joggers wear waaaay too much clothing for the weather also.

I say this half kidding/ half serious.

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Here is what I consider a jogger:



Here is what I consider a runner:



So what's the difference?

30 years. Who uses the word jogging anymore?


A runner appears to float in the air, while a jogger does not.
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Speaking of classifications, I am trying to figure out what to label my neighbor as. He literally started running like 2-3 months ago and all of a sudden he tells me that his weekly long run is up to 23 miles and he has signed up for the disney marathon. His wife sees him running and decides to take it up as well, next thing I know she is bragging that her long run is up to like 10 miles and she is going to run the disney half. I am like WTF? I have been training my arse off and have been struggling to get up to 30 miles a week. Well come to find out they are both doing the Galloway Run/Walk program. He runs 3 minutes and then walks like 2. She runs 30 seconds and then walks 30 seconds. He completed his first half-marathon and told me he ran 2:18. I don't know why but it irks me a bit when they go around bragging about how far they run!

So is a run/walker a runner?
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Joggers bounce up-and-down and stop lights.
Runners just stand looking pissed!

Dave in VA


I'm surprised so many people agreed with you. So you just stand their for 5 minutes and let the blood pool in your legs? I guess you could drop and do push ups. I've seen people do that at lights.
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Joggers bounce up-and-down and stop lights.
Runners just stand looking pissed!

Dave in VA


I'm surprised so many people agreed with you. So you just stand their for 5 minutes and let the blood pool in your legs? I guess you could drop and do push ups. I've seen people do that at lights.


Or at the end of a marathon......
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Galloway Run/Walk program ... is a run/walker a runner?


why don't you ask Gordo Byrn, who has done 2 halves off the bike, at 1hr 15 min, to take out his age group, using run/walk

Pretty convincing evidence from the neighbours I'd say. Sounds like it is working for them, so instead of peaking at 30 miles a week you could join them for a single 30 mile hitout?
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