Monday, August 2, 2010

Does thrice a runner make?

I got to thinking the other day - what's the difference between running and jogging? I mean, I understand the difference subjectively, but what's the official, technical difference? In order to satisfy my curiousity I did what any upstanding engineer would do. I Googled it. Most of the internet said the difference was a matter of personal opinion. But I did find one definition that drew the dividing line at a 10:00 min/mile pace.

So here's a recap:
  • Friday - 3.32 miles / 9:53 pace
  • Saturday - Rest
  • Sunday - 1.49 miles / 9:53 pace
  • Monday (Today) - 2.25 miles / 9:48 pace (And I could have gone faster if Jason hadn't slowed me down towards the end!*)

What do you think? Does thrice a runner make?

*I have to give Jason due credit by saying that not only are the roles typically reversed, but I'm pretty sure my routine attempts to keep up are what brought my pace down from the historical standard of ~11:30 min/mile.


  1. Ah yes, Google. The source of all truth.

  2. Congrats on being an "official" runner now :p

    Whenever someone talks about the difference between a runner and a jogger, I think of this quote:

    The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank. ~George Sheehan

    Not sure if I believe it, but it's an interesting thought....