There is no strict definition that separates running from jogging. While running may seem very simple to the outsiders, there are a lot of factors that describe a run such as speed, distance, reasons for running, intensity, the frequency of a run and so on.
This is why conversations about the differences between jogging and running are rather pointless. No matter what factor you choose as the basis of comparisons, there will be joggers and runners who just do not fit the factor or the comparison. Most regular runners are slower than elite runners. For example, the best runners in the world can run a 5 kilometre race, also known as a 5k, in under 4 minutes per mile. At the same time, an elite marathoner will not be able to run a marathon at the same speed per mile. However, this doesn’t mean that any marathon runner is a jogger.
If you look at the frequency of running, you will encounter people who have been running every day for the past several decades, yet they do not disrespectfully call anyone a jogger because they run every day.
One of the myths about running says that runners are don’t have a good time. This myth says that runners don’t have a good time because you can never see a runner smile. What this myth forgets to mention is that there’s hardly room for smiling when it comes to intense aerobic activities, be it running or any other sport.
Another myth about running is that if you become a runner, you would ruin your knees. This is simply not true. Most running injuries are completely predictable and preventable. Just like in other sports, they most often appear when a person is trying to do too much too quickly and ignores the warning signs and red flags by his or her body.