Running Glossary

Glossary

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There are 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter M.
Marathon
An event of 26.22 miles (42.195) kilometers. Winning times are over 2 hours. The average amateur participant is around to 4 hours. Some events are walker friendly and allow finishers of 8 hours or more.

Master
A runner 40 years of age or older.

Maximum Heart Rate (HRmax)
The highest heart-rate reached during a specified period of time.

Metric Mile
1500m, the international racing distance closest to the imperial mile.

Microfiber
Newer, tightly woven fabrics that are lightweight and typically have the ability to wick moisture away from the body.


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