Acronyms are fun. However, in the running world it can get a bit confusing. PR – Personal Record; PB – Personal Best; PB & J – oh wait…that’s Peanut Butter & Jam….nothing to do with running….well, maybe a post run snack!
I’ve had a lot of Personal Bests’ this past year in 5k and 10k runs…during training and in races too. My most recent 5k PB was last night. I was actually dreading the run, kinda trying to avoid it even though as soon as I got home I put on my running gear. That’s right, I cooked and ate dinner in my running gear and then put the girls to bed. Saï is home so I knew I was able to get outside for a run – bonus!
I laced up and after a conversation with my neighbour and I headed out for 7k. I was running fast! I was running strong. I was running tall. I just felt really great on my run so I kept an eye on my time. I knew I would be close to a PB so I pushed each kilometer.
According to my Garmin, I got a 14 second PB for 5k. The sixth kilometer was much slower but I managed to run fast durning the last kilometer. It was a perfect evening run!
Six weeks ago….
I’ve come a long way with my running this past year and I’m pretty proud of that.
Last October 2013 – Valley Harvest 5k
From 32:15 last October at the Valley Harvest Marathon to 27:30 on an evening training run, I’ve cut my 5k down almost 5 minutes!
PR – Personal Record (best time in a race of a certain distance)
PB – Personal Best (best time for a certain distance)
TM – Treadmill (me, I refer to mine as TB – The Beast)
C25K – Couch to 5K
GF – Garmin Forerunner
RHR – Resting Heart Rate
HRM- Heart Rate Monitor
LDS – Long Distance Run
LSD – Long SLOW Distance Run
LR – Long Run
DNF – Did not finish (not a popular one with runners)
DNS – Did Not Start (again, not a favourable one among runners)
DNQ – Did No Qualify (I don’t qualify for anything so I’ve never experience this one before…ha ha ha).
RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (No running wants to have to use this acronym)
PW – Personal Worst – cause it happens!
Do you use Personal Record or Personal Best? What’s the diff ?
What are some other acronyms you use? Do share 🙂