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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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Ironman training with my Vizsla, Cassie

Hi Everyone

My first post here.

Cassie, my 20 month old V has become my faithful running partner as I start my training towards a marathon and then onto an Ironman.

You can see a post about it, and the rest of the blog, http://www.wannabeironman.com/runnin...garian-vizsla/ and http://www.wannabeironman.com/190/.

She's an amazing running partner, and there's something about trotting along together that helps my training massively.

They are such an amazing breed (but I guess you all know that already!)

Is anyone else training in the same way? Thanks for looking!

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 06:04 AM
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Re: Ironman training with my Vizsla, Cassie

Hi Dave,

I wont be running with my V (I would last 2mins before I collapsed) but my boyfriend cant wait! She is only 7weeks at the moment! bless her but we have high hopes - I will show him this as he is also training to do the london marathon and does half marathons so is looking forward to having his 4 legged running partner.

Good luck with the marathon and Ironman!!

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Yay another fellow triathlete. Cant wait to get one and for it to be old enough to come along with me. Goodluck with your Ironman. Hoping to compete in Ironman UK 2014 myself.
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post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 08:59 AM
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Re: Ironman training with my Vizsla, Cassie

Good for you! No triathlete here but my Flynn was my faithful running partner for many years. I'm currently sidelined due to injury and pregnancy but I'm looking forward to getting back into running in the spring. Luna will be old enough to join us.
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Another one looking forward to having a running companion when our puppy is old enough!

Just running though for me, my biking skills are, er minimal!

I used to run seriously though, 50-60 miles per week, marathons, the whole shebang. Now, due to a back injury, my competitive, prize winning days are over but I run for the love of it and for the fitness benefit. Running through the woods is my favourite kind of run, I am looking forward to this immensely
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A great sight to watch a very well-conditioned runner and a very well-conditioned Hungarian Pointer running down the road in stride with each other.
A picture of health and vigor IMO.

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Re: Ironman training with my Vizsla, Cassie

I am a marathon runner as well, one of the big reasons we chose a Vizsla!! Miles is only 9 months so we have been taking the running slowly as he is still developing but we hope to get him up to the level that Cassie is at! I currently go on a run very early in the morning by myself, then come back to the house and grab him and take him 2 miles on the trail to an off leash park, let him play for a little bit, then run 2 miles home. He seems to be tolerating the running well and is getting faster every week Today was one of his best runs ever

Our first Vizsla "Miles" born 12/21/11
Our second Vizsla "Chase" born 5/17/13
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I wish i was ironman tough. I do some adventure races and the tough murder every year. Kauzy and i run every morning and evening about 4-5 miles per outing, unless its dog park day (which have become a bit more scarce these days)
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Re: Ironman training with my Vizsla, Cassie

Hi my first post, we just took home 8 week old un-named V boy ... one of the things that first drew to me the breed was Vizsla's appeared on almost every best running dog list. I am looking forward to trail running with a stop at the prairie. Thanks for posting this.
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post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 01:11 AM
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Re: Ironman training with my Vizsla, Cassie

I'm a trail runner as well and started researching the best fit for our active family back in 2010. The vizsla came up as a high energy breed that also had endurance, according to the different running sources (Runner's World, Trail Runners, etc.) It will be a long wait to 2 years before I can have Milo run the trails with me although she has already has some great off leash jaunts at our local parks. We are very lucky to live so close to many trails where dogs are allowed to go off leash and we are members of the regional park system. We will be going on many hikes together for now that she is still growing (although she runs plenty of it!). I let her go her pace and turn around when I sense that she's "done." No rush and she is having a blast. Many of my running friends have dogs that we run with and it is such a joy to have them around. I can't wait til Milo can actually be with me on a run and not just a hike.

Best of luck to you, Cassie and your training. I finished an ultra in June and wished I had her with me during months of training. :-)
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