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Discussion: Wow!

in: Soupbone; Soupbone > 2020-03-29

Mar 29, 2020 8:08 PM # 
Good for Sweetie! Under 6 min/mile? Hope you get a race for dogs sometime this year to see how she does with competition.
Mar 30, 2020 5:06 AM # 
Next winter 2 Skijoring races for sure!!
Mar 30, 2020 4:08 PM # 
I'm equally amazed by her endurance at 7:00 per mile!
Mar 30, 2020 5:07 PM # 
Dogs are pretty good endurance animals, especially if they're trained for it. Not many can keep up with a well-trained distance running human, though.
Mar 30, 2020 11:11 PM # 
I’m training her, she’s getting addicted to the morning 4 miler.
Mar 30, 2020 11:38 PM # 
matzah ball:
I read about a border collie that could easily run 18 miles at 5:30 pace. don't know if its true, but from watching dogs move I would think it was.
Mar 30, 2020 11:38 PM # 
You're on the road to the Iditarod. Use caution:-).

I heard this on NPR the other day...50 miles in 6h 14m, man beats horse(s).
Mar 31, 2020 12:33 AM # 
Many years ago PG and I raced in a 50 miler that had horses in it. It was pretty hot, as I recall, but you wouldn’t have wanted to lay down in any of the occasional streams because the horses had gotten their first and peed in them. A slow as I was, I still beat quite a few horses.
Mar 31, 2020 5:48 PM # 
Border Collies are fast and can go for a long time as posted.
My guess is horses are not built for endurance/speed.
Charlie beat them in a 50 miler wow!!!
Apr 1, 2020 3:05 PM # 
Certainly not all of them. I think a horse won the race, but breeding and training are important, too. A lot of horses can't do it. I think a good ultrarunner could beat a Kentucky Derby winner pretty handily, for example. Here is an article. The longer the race and the hotter it is, the more the advantage to the human. Of course the days when I might run 50 miles have receded into the dim past.

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