Running Glossary


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There are 7 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Recovery Jog
Slow runs performed in between faster running intervals.

See "intervals."

Resting Heart Rate
The number of times your heart beats per minute when you are relaxed and still for long periods of time.

An acronym for "Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation"; a procedure for treating certain injuries.

Road Races
Running events over streets where all runners can participate. (Typically, distances of 5k, 10k, 15k, half-marathon, or marathon.)

Runner's High
Feeling of euphoria some runners feel after a long, hard run or race.

Running Economy
A reference to how much oxygen is used when running. By improving your running economy, you run at a smaller percentage of max VO2 (your maximum rate of oxygen utilization).

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