3. Splits - An educated guess gave me an idea of what it means to run splits, but I was never certain and I certainly had no idea about 'negative splits'. It turns out that I can more easily explain negative splits at this point - if I run ten miles, it means that I run 5 miles at a certain pace and then I run the remaining 5 miles at a faster pace. I must admit, I can't quite figure out what 'running splits' means in general. I would appreciate if someone further clarify this for me.
4. Fun Runs - A fun run is an event that is not timed.
5. Tempo Runs - A tempo run is a shorter run that someone does at a high intensity.
6. Chip Time - A race is timed by using a chip, which is a small timer that attaches to your shoe. Often the official race time will start before you go over the start line, so your chip time will be faster than the official race time.
And my personal favorite, 'DOMS', which is delayed onset muscle soreness. I don't quite understand the point of using this acronym, since exercise cause muscles to be sore later if you push it too hard and/or you don't stretch enough. This one just irks me...
Ok, everyone, what am I forgetting? What needs further clarification? What is your favorite running lingo?
Tomorrow morning will be my distance run, with 3 miles on the docket. Since my 10k I really have not done any distance and so I will see how the 3 goes tomorrow to determine if I should increase my distance runs or if I really did backslide a fair amount since the 10k.
It has been a long few weeks, and I am ready for bed. Sleep well everyone!