20 running terms everyone should know
If you’re falling in love with the world of running, there are a few important terms that will help you connect with other runners. Ultra - Any race that’s longer than an official marathon (42km). Foot strike - Where and how your foot lands when you’re running. Particularly which part of your foot - heel or midfoot. Bib - Typically a piece of paper with your race number on the front, worn during races to track your statistics. The wall - You’ll know if you hit the wall, it’s the time during a race when suddenly your body shuts down, everything hurts and you just can’t take another step. OCR - Obstacle Course Racing. If running isn’t enough of a challenge add climbing, crawling and jumping to the mix. Clock time - The timer for a race starts when the gun is fired. Your time is recorded against this clock when you cross the finish line. Warm up - Stretching your body before running or any form of exercise. Loosen joints to avoid strains and injury by running from a cold start. Cool down - Body stretches after a run. Work out any tight spots and go gently. This will aid recovery. Pace - This is the time you generally take to run one mile (or one kilometre). Use this as your yardstick. This pace alters depending on the length of the run. Chip time - Instead of relying on a visual confirmation of crossing the finish line, runners wear a chip that electronically records your start and finish times. DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness - the aches that can appear days after a race after an intense training session or race. Intervals - Training method that intersperses faster distances (commonly 800m) with slower ones (400m), often repeated. Runner’s high - A commonly reported feeling of euphoria experienced during or after a run. Splits - Record of your times as you cross predetermined waypoints during a race. Tapering - Runners will taper or ease off practice runs in the three weeks before a big race in order to reduce stress on the body. DNS - Did Not Start DNF - Did Not Finish Aid station - Set up during a race to provide water or first aid or other support to competitors. Base Mileage - The typical amount of miles a person will run during a week. Master - Any runner over the age of 50. May also be referred to as a veteran runner (outside of the USA). About Enertor Advanced Technology Insoles Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training. Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today. Enertor insoles are available online HERE .