We all know that having a strong core improves our running and everything else we do. But it’s easy to slack off on doing your core work. For the May 2015 issue of Runner’s World, I contributed a quick, no-excuses routine you can do immediately after your workout, or as a standalone sequence in the middle of your office, the airport, the shopping mall—wherever. (And, to my delight, I realized that I made a headline on the cover—check out the red circle!)
You know you’re supposed to work your core. Strong ab, back, hip, and glute muscles generate power and guard against injuries. But it can be easy to skip good-for-you planks after a run, when a hot shower or yummy brunch awaits. The solution? Tack your core work onto the end of your run, before you’re distracted. This yoga-inspired routine improves posture, boosts balance, and works the entire core. No mat required.