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A Possible Game Changer – A Jog Stroller You Pull

GAME CHANGER

A jogging stroller that might possibly be a game changer. Now, we run with our stroller by pushing it in front of us. What if you could pull your jog stroller?

On March 5, 2015, I learned about the kidRunner from a Post by My Active Parents. Since then I have been fascinated with the stroller.

It’s nothing like any other jog stroller on the market. Without the ability to try it out and run with it -which is the true test – I have provided my initial thoughts based on what I have read, researched and my own personal running experience with a jogging stroller.

Pros

Form. At the moment, most stroller runners form is less than stellar; mine included. I would be able to use my arms too!

Resistance Training. While training for soccer and track, I used to have to pull tires behind me. It helped immensely when it came to speed.

Safety. When crossing an intersection, the car would see me first and most likely hit me before my kids based on how the stroller is designed. As it currently stands, the stroller is pushed into the road/intersection before I am. I pray that I never have to test this theory.

Confidence Booster. Can you imagine the kudos, honks and thumbs ups you would get while running? You would feel like a rock star. While running with my family this week, we got several honks and thumbs up for running with the BOB Duallie. I love any boost of confidence I can get. Note, running alone and getting honked at, I am not a fan of.

Bike Trailer. The ability to turn it into a bike trailer is a huge plus in my book. We have debated about getting a trailer. Being that my husband and I are both triathletes and love to ride, we want to do be able to do it with our kids too. At the moment, I have not be able to justify the cost.

Lighter.  According to the kidRunner website, it weighs only 25 lbs, which is 10 lbs lighter than most single jog strollers.

Cons

Convenience. While running with my kids, I have to stop more often than not and give them items, drinks, toys, etc. If the stroller is strapped to me, I would have to unstrap every time my little one needed anything.

Stopping. If I have to stop immediately, how would it feel on my back and/or core? Would the stroller push into me?

Water Bottle. With current jog strollers, you are able to purchase a water bottle holder of sorts. When I run with the stroller, I tend to take more “water breaks” because I am more tired. Where would you keep one here? Would you use a waist (fanny pack) water bottle holder too? Throw your bottle in with your kid in the stroller?

Everyday Stroller. This could not be used for an everyday stroller; unless it came with an accessory pack that includes a handle bar.

ONLY a Single. Yes, I know one step at a time, but, a lot of families need a double.

According to their website, the kidRunner will not be on race courses until Summer of 2015.

What are your initial thoughts? Would you use it?

 

#strollerrunner, Product Review, running
Lara is a full time, working, Ironman mom of two young kids. Lara is the founder and CEO of Run Stroller Run, an organization inspired by her own frustration as a competitive former athlete, unable to find races where she could run with her stroller after having a child. Now, Run Stroller Run hosts the world’s only directory of stroller-friendly running races and family-friendly events. Lara is an honoree of the 2015 Washington Business Journal's 40 Under 40 and she has been featured on RunHaven.com and Women's Running Magazine.
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  • We have a tule charriot ski pulk that could easily be used for running. i have never tried it but after reading this am ver curious to try! You would just need the ski waist belt attachment and the bike or stroller wheels. I might have to take it out for a spin this weekend!

    Jen April 1, 2015 at 11:09 pm
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    • It is a double too…

      Jen April 1, 2015 at 11:10 pm
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      • Hi Jen. After speaking with a representative from KidRunner, right now they are focused on the single.

        Lara April 6, 2015 at 1:47 pm
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