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I recently took up running to lose weight after giving up smoking, I average 4k three times a week. I have been inspired to get my son involved from reading this thread!
He loves his cycling and we are lucky enough to live next to a nature reserve so I asked him if he would like to be my jogging buddy next time I go out and he was made up with the idea. I would love for him to come running with me (he is a tad portly around the middle) but think running would scare him. Does any one have ideas of how I can gradualy introduce him to the concept?
My 10 and 11yr olds love coming running with me - and the dog too.
I'm still on a run/walk program so they easily fall in with what I'm doing, I just make sure my aim is for stamina not speed. I don't see why, with training and good footware, kids of this age shouldn't be able to run a 5k distance in fact my daughter and I are in training for a Race for Life 5k later this spring (neither of us have run for a few months). When she was 9 we would run, slowly, together for half an hour at a time too - she loved it.