Great article about the benefits of jumping rope as cross training for runners. I've been doing it for a while, and I've been utilizing it for my coaching group. They love it. Two huge benefits: Improves form (I'll be explaining this in Podcast #35, which will be posted very soon) and increases stride rate. Besides that, hey it's great fun. It'll make you feel like a kid again. Check MojoforRunning.com and click podcasts in the menu bar or subscribe to the Mojo for Running Podcast in iTunes.