is a form of trotting or running at a slow or leisurely pace. The main
intention is to increase fitness with less stress than actually running,
instead of competition.
definition of jogging as compared with running is not standard. Dr.
George Sheehan, a running expert, is quoted to have said "the difference
between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank".
Others are usually more specific, defining jogging as running slower
than 6mph (10 minute per mile pace, 10 km/h, 6 min/km).
term to jog/jogging as a form of exercise originated in England in the
mid seventeenth century. This usage became common throughout the empire
and in his 1884 novel
My Run Home
the Australian author Rolf
Boldrewood wrote "your bedroom curtains were still drawn as I passed
on my morning jog".
the United States jogging was also called "roadwork" when athletes in
training such as boxers, customarily ran several miles each day as part
of their conditioning. In New Zealand during the 1960s or 1970s the
word "roadwork" was mostly supplanted by the word "jogging", promoted
by the coach Arthur Lydiard, and this form of running became quite popular
among many people at that time. University of Oregon track coach Bill
Bowerman, after jogging with Lydiard in New Zealand, brought the concept
of jogging as exercise to the United States in 1962. Bowerman published
in 1966, and later updated the book for a 1967
republication. Bowerman established jogging programs for men and women
of all ages. The popularity of these programs helped to spread the concept
of jogging as an exercise for everyone throughout the United States.
is a "high-impact" exercise that places strain on the body, notably
the joints of the knee. As a result, some people choose to take up "lower-impact"
exercises such as stair climbing, swimming, cycling
instead of jogging.
is often used by serious runners as a means of active recovery during
interval training. The runner who may just have completed a fast 400
metre repetition at a sub-5-minute mile pace, may drop to an 8-minute
mile pace for a recovery lap.
other types of
is an excellent means of improving cardiovascular health, bone density
and physical fitness.
American Running Association
- A nonprofit organization
dedicated to educating and supporting runners. Provides useful
suggestions and resources.
- Provides a listing of races in the United States
and Canada, training information, related links and injury prevention
Dead Runners Society
- A discussion group about
running. The group is informal and social and they all try to
encourage each other in their running programs. They talk about
everything related to running, from meditation to marathons.
- Club of people who like to skip, and which organizes skips
to benefit charities. Site profiles the movement founder and
key figures, local skipping activities, and benefits of skipping.
- Focuses on men's elite distance
running. Features photos, news, results, interviews, message
boards, and links.
- Provides online running training
for all distances from sprinters to marathon runners. Also give
information on weights, circuits, stretching, nutrition, recommended
venues for training and racing, books.
Running Route Repository
- Providing maps of running routes
and local links for cities across the United States.
- Montana's Premier Race Service, provides accurate
timing and results in the Montana area.
- Training, races, starting out,
clubs, women's running, health, chat, tips, marathons, 10Ks,
half marathons, emailed training schedules and text messages
with training schedules.
- Running and event calendars and results.
Free event listing, free results listing and free online registration.
4 year training log.
- Extensive running links, free monthly contests with numerous
prizes, training information, injury prevention tips, results
and events, training partner locator, and discussion forum.
- A running directory indexed by personal,
miscellaneous, gear, and club sites.
- The runners guide to road racing. Race
calendar, race results from runningnetwork.com, list of event
and timing companies, clubs, and running links.
- Dedicated to running in the UK, including club directory,
training diaries, advice, pace calculators, book reviews and
- Running information, advice, and reviews
for runners of all abilities.
- Allows the user to record, review and analyze
running, biking, and swimming workouts. Requires a free membership.
- A guide to running related web sites, high school
and college programs, training articles, a college recruiting
database, and runners log.
- Product reviews, running information, discussions.
- Dedicated to the history of running and running memorabila.
Offers articles about running events and presents autographed
items, posters, and collectibles for purchase.
- From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, the site offers
descriptions of where to run and walk in the cities of the whole
world, as told by the locals. Helpful for travelers, trip planners
and travel agents.
- The official Running USA and USATF Distance Running
Site. Offers events calendar, media center, results, rankings
and records, administration and links.
- A runner's source for running, training
information, racing tips, and race registration. From 5k races
to marathons, one of the largest running and fitness resource
on the web.
- Calendar, results, advice,
motivation, art, and contacts.
Running/Jogging from About.com
- Guide offers
regular features, forums and chat as well as nearly 500 tested
links to training tips, running gear, hashing, trail running,
youth, masters, for the ladies, and ultra running.
Suite101.com - Running
- Running information,
running tips, personal stories by runners, online discussion
- Articles from nutritionists, physiotherapists,
coaches, sports doctors, exercise physiologists, massage therapists
and a calendar of events around the world.
- Includes schedules of races,
racers, list of towers and skycrapers, and links.
Corporate Athletics Association
- Regional and national
running events, with news items, past results, pictures, officer
listing and contacts.
USATF Road Running Information Center
records, measurement, running circuits.
- An online community for competitive
runners to meet, record training and race results, discuss,
measure-up performances, and improve. Live coaching, health
advice, message boards, a comprehensive log, and a PR database.
World Mountain Running Association WMRA
constitution, rules, calendar, results, links, photographs,
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