I love my stroller! My daughter is 15 mos now, and I've been using it 4-5 times per week since she was tiny. (We used to have the infant seat attachment.) I do prefer running without the stroller, because as great as it is, you *are* still pushing quite a bit of weight, BUT, it's better than nothing for times when running solo isn't an option! My findings are:
- stick to roads and paved trails, when possible, or at least flat terrain. It's harder to push on dirt and hills. (duh.) on the roads, however, assume that drivers aren't paying attention, and are possibly texting. Since it's harder to jump out of the way with a stroller, this is obvious, but, just be smart and pay attention.
- save it for your easy shorter runs and/or doubles, at least if you're actually training for something, as it takes more out of you than a normal easy run.
- bring books, toys, and perhaps a snack/milk for the baby, at least when she gets a bit older. My daughter eats her breakfast on our morning runs!
- be consistent. When stroller-time happens at the same time most days, baby expects it.
- baby might go through a phase of complaining. My daughter did for a couple of weeks. Stick with it!
- weather: cold not a huge issue for us in S. TX, but I would just bundle bundle bundle! Just use common sense, but as long as baby s wearing plenty of layers, she'll be great!
- I have the Bob Revolution, and prefer it with the front wheel unlocked. When it's locked, it won't turn at all without lifting it, and, since ours is always out of alignment, I'm always having to lift. Love it unlocked.