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7 year old wants to run

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Question

My daughter wants to run with me. She can walk run a 3 mile stretch. Is she too young? What is she able to complete safely at her age. She wants to run 5k with me eventually. I am training for a marathon and someday, I am sure she'll be right next to me.

Answer

The best advice we can offer is to let your daughter enjoy running and have fun. When she is ready for longer distances she will probably push you. A mile at a time is common for a girl her age.

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