I think anyone new to running at some point asks “What does PR mean?” …or PB…or BQ…..etc
So why not assemble a bunch of runner slang terms to help the masses right? Here we go:
PR- Personal Record, example: I ran a 5k in 28 minutes so that was my personal record which I am always trying to beat and than I ran a 5k race and set a new PR with a time of 27min.
PB- Personal best.
BQ-Boston qualify, qualifying for Boston is a big goal for many many runners.
Minemalist- A movement of less shoe and a type of shoe that is less material than a standard running shoe.
Cross training-(Also known as conditioning) refers to training in different ways to improve overall performance.
Heel Strike- When a runner touches the ground with their heel first. The heel is the first part of the foot to touch the ground.
Bonk- Hitting the wall or the bonk describes a condition caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles, which manifests itself by sudden fatigue and loss of energy
Splits- The time that it takes to complete a specific distance in running. For example, if you’re running 5 miles, your time at each mile marker is called a “mile split”. Some runners use splits to see if they’re pacing evenly. So, if you’re running a timed mile, you may check your splits every 1/4 mile to see if you’re on pace.
An ultra- An ultra marathon (also called ultra distance) is any sporting event involving running and walking longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi)
Speed work- Short, fast intervals with recovery jogs between; increases your leg turnover and maximizes your stamina.
Starting Corrals- Larger races typically have starting corrals which are a sectioned area at a race’s starting line, where race participants are grouped according to their expected finishing time.
What are some other runner terms?