Thursday, May 10, 2007

Last Dance

Yesterday, at my chiropractor appointment, I asked if it were okay for dancers to become runners. I have heard that it's not a good idea for dancers to run long distances from my daughter, who is majoring in dance education. He said that dancers need a broader range of motion, and that the running motion (going forward running form) limits range and muscle flexibility. Long distance running for dancers is probably out, but shorter distances (like a 5k) would probably be good for endurance purposes... HOWEVER, it's probably a good idea for runners to take some dance classes because it will help with flexibility. My chiropractor works on a lot of dancers from the college, competitive cyclists and a few runners.

I'm planning the final 20 miler for this Saturday, so I'm not running or working out until then.

On I found a book "The Ultimate Guide To Weight Training For Running." It was pretty cheap so I ordered it. I'm not sure what to expect since I couldn't read excerpts of the book, but, what the heck. I'll post about it once it comes in.



NotSoccer Mom said...

are you kidding? last dance is of course donna summer.

do NOT ask me how i know this. i don't even know!

chantal2bfit said...

Interesting book! Let me know how it is and if it is worth getting.

Good luck on your 20 miler this weekend! I know you'll do great!

Anne said...

Now where did I just hear about this dance-run connection? :-)

Enjoy your last long run of the marathon season. I hope it's maybe a little cooler than it has been. I have no energy these days.

barbie2be said...

darn, i was going to say last dance was the cure.

that looks like a good book. if i wasn't busy feeling so weak all the time i would start weight training again. but, lately i am even having trouble with my 3 lb weights. :(

KatieFeldmom said...

Good Luck on your 20-miler. Hope you have a great weekend and an excellent Mother's Day!!!!!

Irene said...

Winner! I won't ask, but there are some songs that are just burned into our memories, whether if we like it or not. LOL...

I'll definetly post about it. I just happened to be looking through and that book title came up.

Hehehe... When we discussed it, it got me thinking about it. My chiropractor was also a dancer in his younger days. I'm hoping the weather WILL be kind for the 20 miler!

3lb weights are better than no weights! Hey, it's something!

Thanks and I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day, too!