The best thing about running is that it gives us the ability to just turn off our minds, tune in to our music, and hit the road. But if we want to be strong, healthy runners for our entire lives, form is key. Running involves full-body muscular engagement and movement in every joint, so strong stabilizers, proper mobility, and good biomechanics are key to running pain- and injury-free as well as to maximizing both speed and endurance.
This Pilates-based workout has a three-pronged approach to improving running performance: It teaches proper core engagement and builds strength in the core, it focuses on strengthening the stabilizing muscles of the hips and shoulders, and it teaches the joints to move well. You can do this workout pre-run or on a non-running day up to six days a week.