Did you jump rope as a kid? Most likely. Well, turns out jumping rope is a darn good form of cross training for running. So, it’s time to get yourself a jump rope, but it’ll probably need to be a bit longer that your first one. If you think you’re too old, you absolutely are not. When I’ve brought out the jump ropes for my coaching group, everyone manages to remember how to do it after just a few minutes.
Incorporate rope jumping into your running training and watch the benefits unfold.