I hear the terms used kind of interchangably most of the time, but then there are some people who get more-than-a-bit prickly when you refer to what they're doing as jogging, rather than running. I don't think there are any definitive answers to this; what's your take?
My personal thoughts are that jogging is done with lighter impact as running. But I too don't know if there are definitive answers to this.
it's all in the speed.
JOGGING is running quite slowly
RUNNING is serious jogging
Athletes run, don't jog :) That's why they don't like being told they do some jogging :)
At least that's my experience.
I think there may even be some measures of speed to define one or the other.
I jog by the way. When I say "I run", runners laugh :)
So it's all in the intent?
Speed doesn't really work in quantifying whether someone's jogging or running because their intended distance will dictate their pace.
Well, I mean, at the same distance, one jogging would go slower, one running would go faster.
Maybe I should have said "pace", rather than speed.
Still, that's what a professional athlete told me anyway.
Don't shoot the messenger :)
But, going the same distance but slower has particular training advantages over going fast. Like, operating at or below max heart rate will use your fat stores as 'fuel', whereas operating above that will cause you to use glycogen.
What is for sure is that most people in some form or another believe jogging to be beneath running..even though most aren't quite sure what jogging engenders when compared to running. I guess it could be as simple and as crude a case as 'jogging' just sounds less badazz than 'running'.
In my opinion, if your pace if under 5 min per 1k or 7.5 min one mile, you are jogging.
jogging is running in your aerobic range in order to train your cardiovascular system and endurance.
(also lower impact on your knees)
thus I would say it is slow running and the speed limit depends on your trainings level in running.
IMO, from a tradition or medical point of view, I think I agree with what other people have said here.
Jogging is more of a personal preference for whatever reason. Some people because of injuries, or not being quite fit, may have to run or jog slow, and it may even look like bouncy walking.
Running is more advanced, and probably more faster, and may be done to train for marathons and or short races.
However, this is a take from wikipedia:
Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. It is simply defined in athletics terms as a gait in which at regular points during the running cycle both feet are off the ground. This is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground, the legs are kept mostly straight and the center of gravity vaults over the legs in an inverted pendulum fashion. A characteristic feature of a running body from the viewpoint of spring-mass mechanics, is that changes in kinetic and potential energy within a stride occur simultaneously, with energy storage accomplished by springy tendons and passive muscle elasticity. The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting.