What's the Difference Between Running and Jogging?

There's a popular method of exercise that involves placing one foot in front of the other in a repetitive manner, moving in a forward motion quicker than walking.

While many people today call this action "running," in the 1960s and 1970s it was more popularly known as "jogging." But when it comes to those who perform this kind of exercise, there's a strong aversion to the latter term, especially as one begins to do it more regularly.

So what's the real difference between running and jogging? And why do runners hate being called joggers?

To answer these questions, we asked the jogging—er, running—community for their input on the age-old debate.

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Erica Schuckies

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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