What's the Difference Between Running and Jogging?
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.
A Dirty Word1 of 28
Want to insult a runner? Call them the j-word.
A Very Dirty Word2 of 28
See what I mean?
Speed Matters3 of 28
For many, the difference between running and jogging is speed.
Pace Matters4 of 28
Although, that's pretty fast, Raylan.
Feel Matters5 of 28
Colleen thinks it's not about actual pace, but about how you feel when you're running that pace.
Racing Matters6 of 28
Some think racing is what makes you a runner.
The Finish Line Matters7 of 28
You're not a runner until you cross the finish line.
Bibs Matter8 of 28
Pin on a bib, and poof: You're a runner.
Jogging for Fun9 of 28
Wait, running can be fun?!
Distance Matters10 of 28
So one can be both a jogger and a runner, depending on the day?
What is This Running You Speak of?11 of 28
It's all or nothing for Michelle.
You Are What You Think You Are12 of 28
It's all in your mind.
More Than Walking13 of 28
Seems simple enough.
It's Just a Word14 of 28
Don't be afraid. Sticks and stones break bones, but words can't hold ya down!
Jogging a Marathon15 of 28
James has no problem being called a jogger.
Shufflers Unite!16 of 28
Shufflers are people, too.
No Strings Attached17 of 28
Sometimes, all that matters is your own opinion.
All to Sell Shoes18 of 28
Conspiracies were bound to come out of the woodwork.
The Amount of Sucking Wind Occurring19 of 28
To be fair, sucking wind could really happen during jogging or running.
Anything Faster Than Walking20 of 28
I don't know about you, but my runs are usually intentional. Usually.
It's Science21 of 28
Some use biological data.
Jogging (Or it could be yogging...with a soft j)22 of 28
Others take a more humorous approach to the topic.
The Outfit Matters23 of 28
Where did you find that picture of me, Nikki?
Somewhere in the Middle24 of 28
So kinda like brunch?
Never Say Never25 of 28
Jennifer has no time for jogging.
One and the Same26 of 28
What's the difference? Bruce keeps it simple.
What Do You Call It?27 of 28
You do you, Rebecca.