I have discovered that by walking this guy I have a walking speed of 120 steps a minute with a stride of 2 1/2 feet. I average 3.5 miles an hour and walk between 3-5 miles a day M-F. That is some serious pavement I cover. I usually run a mile of that but would like to get to two miles. The problem is the heat. As it gets warmer the desire to run further wanes. Not only that but I'm still learning how to run with a dog. Sure it sounds easy but when that dog is big and has a good sniffer sometimes you just might lose an arm to a good scent. I think I have figured out the best places to go with the least dog communications and if that can hold I might make it in a month. Then again those VA humid-hot summers could flatten me first.