D – Running A-Z

Running terms beginning with 'D'

A selection of key running terms to ensure that running terminology doesn’t leave you confused. Refer to the key running terms below and find out their meaning so that you’ll be a running expert in no time...

Delayed onset of muscle soreness, (DOMS), other technical term.
Refers to discomfort often felt 24 to 72 hours after exercising, which usually subsides within two to three days. The discomfort is caused by tiny tears in the muscle fibres and/or by training at a higher intensity or volume than usual.

Diastolic, other technical term.
The term given to the pressure exerted on the walls of the blood vessels when the heart is at rest between beats. Expressed as a number in combination with the systolic blood pressure.

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