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. :-)