Running alone is not enough to improve your performance and keep you on the road. You need to cross train by doing other activities like strength training, yoga, or even barre. These other activities work areas of your body not used in running and help correct muscular imbalances. And working underused muscles can help prevent overuse injuries. We suggest two things: strength training and yoga.
Try this 10-minute bodyweight workout designed for runners. No mater what you do, be sure to work your glute meds, the muscles on the sides of your pelvis that tend to be weak. This weakness in these muscles can lead to knee, hip, and lower back issues. This side step with a booty band really works the glute med and should become part of your routine.
Yoga is great for keeping your hips and spine flexible, and it feels like the perfect remedy for tight muscles and sore joints the day after a long run. Here's a yoga sequence for runners that stretches the hips, back, and glutes but also works the core too.