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 Overstock.com 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.