Here is a super simple routine to help you become a stronger more balanced runner. These exercises will help you build your four corners stones of a strong run, balance, posture, coordination and stability and prepare you for more advanced high impact drills.
Even after years of Ironman running I still do these exercises as often as I can. Without any additional weight it is a great way to work on your balance and range of motion. Add some dumbells and you have about the best strength workout I have tried.
The Hamstring lift helps train your balance and coordination between your gluts and hip flexors.
This is the ultimate exercise for efficient running. Coordinate your glutes with your hip flexors and make sure your core muscles are switched on. This is all about balance and stability.
The reverse lunge works on everything. They mostly help you work of dynamic range of motion in your hip flexors, essential for good running.
If you are looking for a more advanced exercise to maximise your strength workout this is it. 100% balance, stability, coordination and posture are required.
With all these exercises look for small progressions and remember they do not always need to be hard just think off them like a reminder to your body.