Many runners think their workout is over after they run, but I feel that is the perfect time strength workouts should begin. From hurdles to medicine ball exercises, this is the time to build strength and protection for your races. Remember that strong muscles do not protect the disks in your back, so be certain to keep your back at neutral during these exercises to avoid lower back pain.
Here is a photo after the Boom Box Mile as I use the hurdles to open up my hips after speed work:
Here is a video showing some of our post running workout:
Have a great time getting stronger as well as quicker!