Tips for Running with a Jogging Stroller2018-06-10T21:02:58+00:00

Tips for Running with a Jogging Stroller

  • Focus on your posture and don’t arch your back. Stand nice and tall like you would running by yourself.
  • Try using one hand, both hands, or alternating hands until you find that you have a comfortable grip that is right for you.
  • Bend your elbows and try to keep your elbows level with your belly button. Relax your shoulders.
  • When going up a hill, lean back; not forward. Take short, choppy steps and shorten your stride.
  • Always use the safety strap on your stroller, especially when running downhill. Keep a firm grip on your handle bar.
  • If your stroller has a front wheel lock, make sure that it is unlocked if you are making many turns. This will allow the front wheel to swivel.  If you are running an easy out-and-back route, you may want to keep it locked.
  • You should be able to hold a conversation with your children or running partners. If you cannot speak comfortably, slow down your pace.
  • When changing directions on your route, make sure that the sun isn’t in your child’s direction. Adjust your stroller’s shade as needed.
  • Always keep an extra blanket, diaper, wipes, snacks and a drink on hand. If giving your child a toy, make sure that it is tucked into the lap belt or affixed with links.
  • If your stroller doesn’t come with a caddy pouch, invest in one. This will come in handy for storing your water bottle, sippy cups and securing your cell phone and keys safely.
  • Remember, it is okay to stop if your child needs you. Make sure that your child is comfortable and happy.  Then you will be happy, too.