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Runner's Glossary of Running Terms

Get definitions for commonly-used running terms.

Chip Time
If you're new to running, you may not know what runners are talking about when they refer to their chip times. Find out what this road racing term means.

Running Acronyms
Wondering what it means to BQ, PR, or DNF? Here are some translations for some common acronyms for running terms.

What Is a Cooldown?
The cooldown is an important part of any run. Get the definition.

Corral
When running races, you'll find the corrals at the starting line. Find out exactly what corrals are.

Lactate Threshold
Learn what your lactate threshold is and how to do improve it.

What Is Fartlek Training?
Fartlek training is a form of interval or speed training and can help improve your speed and endurance. Learn more about fartlek training.

Long Run
Find out exactly what is meant by a long run.

Masters Runner
Find out what it means to be a masters runner.

Negative Split
Negative splitting is the ideal way to run a long distance race such as a half or full marathon. Find out what it means to run a negative split.

What Is a PR?
If you're new to running, you may not know what runners are talking about when they refer to their PR (Personal Record) or Personal Best (PB). Find out what this road racing term means.

Speedwork
Speedwork, also known as speed training, can help you run faster. Get the definition.

Overtraining
Many running injuries are caused by overtraining. Find out the definition of overtraining.

What Are Strides?
Find out what strides are, how to do them, and how they can help you become a faster, more efficient runner.

What Are Splits in Running?
Splits are a common term used in running, especially in road racing or speed training. Get the definition.

Supination
Get the definition of supination, also known as underpronation.

Tapering
Tapering is an important training phase for any long distance running event. Find out what tapering means.

Tempo Run
Doing tempo runs on a regular basis can help you run faster. Get the definition of temp run.

'Run the Tangents'
Find out how you can run a faster race by "running the tangents."

What's a Snot Rocket?
Wondering what it means when a runner performs a "snot rocket"? Get the definition of a snot rocket.

What is a B-Tag?
Many road races are using B-Tag as timing devices. Find out what they are and how they work.

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