Running Glossary


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The form of glucose that serves as a form of energy storage. When glycogen stores are depleted athletes fatigue, or "hit the wall" ; eating a high carbohydrate diet leading up to an event will increase the glycogen stores in the body.

Gun time
The amount of time between the starter's gun and a runner's completion of the race. This does not factor in that for a large race, it may take several minutes in order to cross the starting line after the official start of the race. (See "Chip Time")

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