When you run trails, sometimes you’re not moving at the speed of running. Is it still running? Of course it is. We run, unless hiking quickly is just as fast as the speed we are running.
We recently ran the San Pedro Volcano. People doubt that we could have run it. For your average hiker, it takes over 4 hours to get to the top. We got there running and hiking in just over 2 hours. And coming down, 45 minutes, down hundreds of built in steps! Ouch, my knees felt it the next day.