Part 1 of Race Day Lingo….
Bandit: An unregistered runner who participates in a race
Bonk: When a runner “Hits a wall,” or literally runs out of energy & slooooows down
Chicked: When a female runner passes a male.
Click: another word for “kilometer,” of military origin.
Chub Rub: When thighs rubbing together result in painful chafing
Dirty Dozen: A dozen of 400 Meter running intervals
Double Clutch: A breathing technique where a runner inhales twice for every exhaled breath
Dreadmill: The so-not environmentally stimulating alternative to outdoor running– the treadmill.
East-Sider: Runner’s staple coffee: 16 oz, black, and no room!
Fartlek: When a runner “goes off on a fartlek” and varies the pace significantly (Swedish word meaning “speedplay”).
Flintstones: Race finishers who are grouped in twos and threes, hence the expression “Flintstoned the Shoot!”
Flopper: Runner (usually non-winner) who very dramatically finishes the race with a collapse
Jack Rabbit: Runner who kicks off the race super fast (but may be unable to finish)
Sandbagger: A runner who attempts to fool others by pretending to be exhausted or to hold back, only to pass everyone later!