I ran across this yesterday and thought it fitting to share.
This evening, we finally had a great night to run when I got home for work. I have been wanting to go out for a run with my dog Edisto for weeks. Edisto is a 1-1/2 year old German Shepherd / Greyhound mix. This was his first time ever running with me for any long distance. We have been working with him for about 8 months to get him walking on a leash without issue, so I had no concern about him sticking with me.
I planned a 2 mile run, and was thinking about a 10 minute pace, with a few walk breaks. Boy did he surprise me. We did the run at a 9:38 overall pace, and he showed no signs of a weakened effort. He could have probably done more, but we limited ourselves to a 2.25 mile run.
He got excited when we started, doing some hops with excitement. He would get a little nervous when we would pass other yard dogs, and would stick to my legs, so I need to work on him on staying straight. When we would do our walk breaks, he would bounce & hop with excitement again.
The temperature was around 64 degrees, 87% humidity, & 13mph wind. Here is the Garmin data from our run.
I think he really enjoyed it. I cannot wait to do it more in the future.