A to Z of running terms

Our essential A-Z guide to running terms

The world of running seems to have a language of its own – so we’ve compiled this essential A to Z of running terms to help you easily understand all the more ‘technical’ words that you come across. Any time that you come across a running-related term that you’re unfamiliar with, simply use this A to Z of running to get a straightforward definition.

How does the realbuzz A to Z of running work?

Using the A-Z of running couldn’t be easier. Each running term is listed in alphabetical order, followed by its abbreviation (if any), the category that it best fits into, and a concise description. Any terms that have multiple names are cross-referenced. There are five categories in our running A to Z:

Glossary of running terms a to z

  1. Body parts. Muscles and bones – for example ‘hamstring’.
  2. Equipment. Running gear or clothing – for example ‘trail shoe’.
  3. Activities. Running exercises and races – for example ‘half marathon’.
  4. Techniques. Running training training terms – for example ‘altitude training’.
  5. Other technical terms. Running terms that do not fit into the above categories.

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