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At what speed does bipedal forward propulsion... (Read 90 times)

kkittenkat


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    become running?

     

    Anyone like to take a stab at this one? At what speed can you call yourself a runner?

    Or should we be super inclusive and class running as any speed as long as you're putting one foot in-front of the other?

      I have actually debated this a few times.  My belief is that what differentiates running from jogging varies from person to person.  It is relative to yourself and no one else.  For example, if I go do a mile in 6:30, I can assure you, I am RUNNING.  But if Galen Rupp, or some people on this board, do the same thing - they are jogging.  To some, a 20 minute 5k is running to within an inch of your life.  To others, it is a stroll.

       

      To assign a one size fits all pace is inaccurate and unfair.

      Yeah, well...sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

        I would go with the same method as how they do the speed walking.

         

        If you have both feet off the ground at the same time you are running.  If you always have at least part of one foot on the ground you are walking.

         

        There are folks who would be able to BQ "walking" the entire time.  (The world record 50K is a 6:50 pace).

         

        There are people I see at our monthly running club races that are "running" at about twice that pace.

         

        I don't think there is anyway to classify the difference between jogging and running.

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        Current PR's:  Mara 3:14:36* (2017); HM 1:36:13 (2017); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:12 (2016)


        One day at a time

          If you would be disqualified during race walking, it's running! (Even though the high school kids I know who race walk would beat me if I were running at the same time...)

          paul2432


            become running?

             

            Anyone like to take a stab at this one? At what speed can you call yourself a runner?

            Or should we be super inclusive and class running as any speed as long as you're putting one foot in-front of the other?

             

             

            Who is "we" and why do we get to decide who is a runner?

             

            Regarding what is running - I agree with others, if two feet are in the air, it's running.

             

            Regarding who is a runner - anyone that chooses to self-identify as a runner is a runner.  Running and being a runner are not the same thing, just like singing and being a singer are not the same thing - I sing happy birthday a few times a year, but nobody, including myself would call me a singer.


            Good Grief!

              become running?

               

              Anyone like to take a stab at this one? At what speed can you call yourself a runner?

              Or should we be super inclusive and class running as any speed as long as you're putting one foot in-front of the other?

               

              Jogging is a subset of running as is sprinting. As long as both feet are off the ground at the same time at some time during each stride, it is running. If one runs, they could call themselves a runner though many don't because them seem to have various misconceptions about the definitions, usually revolving around pace or racing.

              2018 Goals: taking suggestions
              2018 Races: D3 50K, Nun Run 5K, Rundle's Revenge 25K, NC 24

                You know my repeated quote from somewhere:

                joggers run for fitness

                racers run for performance

                runners run because they like to

                 

                And all of these overlap to different extents with each individual.

                 

                 

                but technically, yeah, if both feet are off the ground during stride it's running not walking. Philosophically, I don't think there is a speed/pace that separates runners from normal humans. It's participation and intent that separates. However, "running" and "runner" can be a vague terms. Just like the Eskimos have 50 words for snow, each for a different type or time or other factor, there should be many words for running or runner. We all know jogging, sprinting, loping, cruising, fartlek, shuffling, floating as words for running, and elite, jogger, mid-pack, ultramarathoner, pacer, miler, trail runner, kicker as words for runners. So, being a "runner" is a huge target that a lot of people could hit.

                50-54 age group  -  University of Oregon alumni  -  Irreverent and Annoying


                Old , Ugly and slow

                  I am a very slow trail runner

                  I find the word jogger offensive.

                  first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

                   

                  2018 goals   1000  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes