When I mention that Monte and I are going for runs, that is not entirely true. I am jogging or plodding along and Monte is walking briskly. After our thirty minutes, my energy is depleted and he is just getting warmed up. Even though I am seven times older than he is, it is very humbling.
The greatest benefit from "running" with a guide dog in training is that I can take breaks when I get tired and pretend to practice HEEL, STAY, and WAIT.