first double stroller run + weekly workouts

I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve gotten to write about a stroller run. But, Friday wasn’t just any stroller run – it was my first (real) run with the double stroller!

I finally found a double stroller on Craigslist a few weeks ago that was in the price range that I wanted and was one of the 2 models/brands I was looking for. We tested it out at the mall over Spring Break and I took it out on a run/walk the week I was injured, but I hadn’t actually done a real run with it yet.

Until Friday. Our babysitter needed off a little earlier than usual, so I had planned on skipping my workout for the day. But, with it being absolutely beautiful out, I was itching to get out for a run. After a bit of convincing with MacKenna (fruit snacks FTW), I strapped both of them in and headed out.

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I have to say, it actually felt easy?! I am super impressed with how smooth this stroller rolls. (We have a Baby Trends Navigator.) I was able to push it one handed easily – my only complaint is that it is a little difficult to turn with the front wheels locked. The first mile, I was flying! It was probably the best I had felt on a run in a long time, amazingly enough! I felt effortless – it was the best feeling ever!

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Until the second mile. So, I figured out that the first mile from our house to the trailhead is ALL downhill – from the moment you step off the driveway until the first mile marker. Ugh. As I turned around at the 1 mile, I was not only pushing up hill, but the wind was definitely not helping. While it was definitely much harder, the good news is (1) I didn’t have to stop and walk and (2) my Garmin vivofit still picked up my steps even with both hands on the stroller!

Splits:

Mile 1 – 8:08
Mile 2 – 9:17

Time: 17:26

Pace: 8:43/mile

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Here’s how my other workouts went last week:

Monday: 2 mile easy run (9:52/mile) + NROLFW 2A

Tuesday: 3 mile easy run (10:16/mile)

Wednesday: OFF

Thursday: 3 mile easy run (8:31/mile) + NROLFW 2B

Friday: 2 mile double stroller run (8:43/mile)

Saturday: 4 mile easy run (8:40/mile)

Sunday: OFF

Total: 14 miles

Get out there this week and get those runs in!  Hope ya’ll have a great start to your week! 🙂

  • Karien @ Running the Race

    You’re going to LOVE your double stroller runs – I do! It’s hard, hard work (especially as the kids get older), but makes you super strong – I’m clocking faster (solo) times now than I ever have before! Enjoy!

  • Sara Anderson

    How’s your SI joint feeling?! Mine is starting to flare up and I’m freaking out… during pregnancy it took months to resolve itself. Seems like yours has healed pretty quick? Did you do anything crazy or special to help?

    • I have been pain free for almost 2 weeks now. I think a lot of it was some of the pelvic issues I had during pregnancy mixed with the beginning of the flu and just totally overdoing it when it came to lifting weights. I started doing exercises and stretched (leg lifts, clams, hip flexor stretches, etc.) but the thing that helped most was having my chiropractor adjust it. I pretty much swear by weekly adjustments now!

  • Wow you are fast with that thing! Good job!!

  • Jen