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If you're in the UK, there's this - weekly 2k runs for 4-14 year olds. Grown-ups can accompany up to the last little stretch. Mine (4 and 7) have been to one with their grandparents, and I plan to take them to another more locally soon. There were a range of children of all ages and abilities, and some of the ...


I run with my four year old, and have for some time (though not since he was three). We treat it fairly seriously. He has three options for using running time with me. Constant run - usually at about a 12 minute mile pace for up to a mile or mile and a half Constant jog - usually at about a 18 minute mile pace for up to two miles "Races" Races is ...


Turn it into a play run, by doing things like side skips, run to a tree. stop and do hops. You get a good bit of interval training, she gets a bit of fun play (in her mind). Just be aware that if you're going to do this, you'll have to do it to her agenda and make it her time to join you training. I tried when my daughter was 4 1/2. It was a bit frustrating ...


I started running with my dad and he did usually do some warm up with me and then run around the block with me. When we were back again I got a glass of water and a sandwich, while he went out again running his real training. I think just spending time with her, and telling her that you enjoy running with her is a good start at her age.

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