Using a jogging stroller during your training runs is a great way to get out and run while bringing your child. Please remember that you cannot use your jogging stroller during organized Team In Training training sessions or events. Contact your coach if you have any questions.
Using a jogging stroller during your training runs is a great way to get out and run while bringing your child.
There are two main types of jogging strollers:
Fixed wheel joggers are the traditional form of jogging stroller. The larger wheels mean a smoother ride for your child and the fixed front wheel tracks in a straight line with minimal input from you. That way you can focus on your running stride.
This jogger is especially useful for urban environments or high population densities where maneuverability is a key. It's also a good 'one size fits all' stroller if you are running and walking, plus traveling or shopping. Some of these strollers let you lock the front wheel in place for traditional jogger function and swiveling for great maneuverability when you need it.
Questions to ask before buying:
Q: Will I run or walk exclusively with this item?
A: If yes, a fixed-wheel jogger would fit your needs because it has larger, more terrain- appropriate wheels, will make running easier for you - and more comfortable for your child.
Q: How do I know if my child is ready to ride in a jogger or bike trailer?
A: Children should be able to support the weight of their head. We recommend that a child be at least 6 months old before putting him/her in any of our strollers. Trailers are not for use with children under the age of 12 months.
Q: What is the height limit? Weight limit?
A: The height limit for all of our strollers is 38 inches tall. They are recommended for children 50 lbs or less.