28 Oct '16, 3pm

How playing the drums can improve your running form

How playing the drums can improve your running form

Perhaps you’re wondering if proper form is attainable. I sure do! I can walk and chew gum at the same time—I mean, it’s been a while, but I’m confident. However, I’m convinced I’ll never learn how to forward-lookingly flex-roll-lift-land while remaining erect, unfisty, drop-shouldered, and right-angled. Why not just ask me to conduct Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 while juggling cats and reciting the final lines of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”? But then I remember: Oh yeah, the drums. In May 2014, plagued by a certain romantic restlessness, I took a free drum lesson at a local music school. I had no special aptitude—that was clear by the end of lesson one—and yet I wound up coming back once a week, and later twice a week, for a year, even though the school served mostly children. (Often when I walked in, I’d find myself surrounded by 10-year-olds, staring up at me ...

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