steps while jogging and walking

Discussion in 'English Only' started by antobbo, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. antobbo Senior Member

    UK
    italian, Italy
    Hi chaps, I wonder if you can help me. The dictionary - Longman dictionary of contemporary english - defines a "step" in the following way:
    "The movement you make when you put one foot in front of or behind the other when walking".
    I wonder, could the very same definition be applied to running? In other words, could a step also be "The movement you make when you put one foot in front of or behind the other when running/jogging"? If not how would I refer to it?
    thanks
     
  2. ewie

    ewie Senior Member

    Elsewhere
    English English
    Difficult Interesting question, Antobbo:) ~ I think I'd call one of those a stride rather than a step.

    Mind you, I haven't run since about 1983:D
     
  3. Packard

    Packard Senior Member

    USA, English
    I agree. Stride. And I haven't run since I competed in the "100 yard dash" (now we have a "100 meter sprint"). (And I was the fastest in the school district (1965 - 1966).
     
  4. antobbo Senior Member

    UK
    italian, Italy
    Hi guys, yes I think a stride sounds definitely more correct than step :)!
    thanks
     

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