Ask The Coaches: Jump Rope For Better Fitness and More

October 4, 2012
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Lucho joins to answer your questions on how to incorporate jump roping into training for better strength, endurance, muscular balance and more; making the transition from rowing to triathlon; how to best approach downhill running with cadence, speed, etc; the sights you see when swimming in Kailua Bay in Kona (and more on Kona); how to increase run mileage when training for your first marathon; using data to see if MAF is working; back to back bike rides; and more. Ask your questions on our facebook page.

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Comments (3)

  • Keith Brown says:

    Tawney and Lucho. Thanks for so much for commenting on my MAF progress. I'm a Canadian living in Japan so sorry about the metric figures. Since you asked(sort of) my upcoming races are,

    10/21/2012 Half marathon (road) in the mountains (hills) of Nagano, Japan.
    http://www.omachi-sports.com/alps-marathon/

    11/25/2012 10k roadrace in Gifu http://www.horado-kiwimarathon.com/

    12/2/2012 4 hour relay race in Nagoya 8 person team 2.5km laps. http://shinrin-relay-marathon.com/

    12/9/2012 My first full marathon in Nara, Japan. http://www.nara-marathon.jp/

    1/13/2013 1/2 Marathon in Minokamo, Japan http://minokamo-showamura-marathon.net/

    2//2013 10k PR attempt

    3/2013 1/2 marathon PR attempt.

    Planning to run everything conservatively while I build my MAF for the PR tries in the new year.
    I included the links just for kicks.
    Love the podcast !

    • Lucho says:

      Keith- If you plan to continue testing for MAF then I would still recommend extending the duration of the test. Your 'A' races are in February and March so I would hold back a bit on the specific focus for these races until late December but would now include 2-3 days with strides (4-6 X 15" to start and then every week adding time which will transition you gradually in to speed/ specific work).

  • Thanks for the long advice on the jump ropes. I tried starting out regular sessions a couple of weeks ago, but being way too enthousiastic caused me having sore ankles for about three weeks. Oops: lesson learned.

    Gonna try taking it up again after my next marathon and this time without ripping my ankels apart. 😉

    Thanks again! 🙂

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