My 6-year old daughter wants to accompany me on my ~3-times-per-week leisurely jog.
We're not talking Marathon training here — It's a social run-walk of a kilometer (0.6 miles) in about 15 minutes, but we've been talking about ramping it up towards 5K (leisurely) over time. She is active, no health problems, she'll get proper shoes and instruction, and we'll do the doctor visit yada-yada.
My question, specifically, is about the repetitive nature of cardiovascular, middle-distance road running; Is it developmentally stage-appropriate for a child: Muscular-skeletal, balance, repetitive stress, etc?
Is there a concern about someone of such a young age getting into running?