Running Acronyms & Keywords

19 02 2010

After a comment on one of my posts asking about an “ultra” I decided to define a bunch of acronyms and keywords that often times don’t make sense to non-runners.  If you have any more that I could add to the list, please let me know!

AG – Age Group
ART – Active Release Therapy
BMI – Body Mass Index
BQ – Boston Qualifier
Chip Time – Amount of time it takes from when a person crosses the starting line until they cross the finish line
Clock Time – Amount of time it takes from when the race starts until a person crosses the finish line
DNF – Did Not Finish
DNS – Did Not Show
FM – Full Marathon
HIM – Half Ironman
HM– Half Marathon
HR – Heart Rate
HRM – Heart Rate Monitor
IM – Ironman
ITB – Iliotibial Band
ITBS – Iliotibial Band Syndrome
LSD – Long Slow Distance
MHR – Maximum Heart Rate
NRR – Not Running Related
OAB – Out And Back Course
Over Pronation – When a person’s arch collapses upon weight-bearing
Pace – The rate someone is running
PF – Plantar Fasciitis
Point to Point – A race that starts at one location and ends at another
PR – Personal Record
RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation
RR – Race Report
RR – Running Related
SRD – Scheduled Rest Day
– Some Running Related
Ultra – A race longer than 26.2 miles
WR – World Record
XT – Cross Training




2 responses

20 02 2010

Thanks for the lingo list. It get confusing sometimes, especially if you’re in more then one niche group and some acronyms overlap.

21 02 2010
David Yingling

BorisT- Not a problem. If there are any other words that have once confused you or still do, let me know and I’ll add them to the list!

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