Barbell squats are good, as long as you have ok form. They work mainly on your quads, core and glutes as long as you go parallel. In fact nearly all the major babrell lifts (squats, deadlifts, OHP and power cleans) all work on your core as you use it to stabilise yourself when doing these lifts; but then again lifting may not be your thing, and can be quite tiring (I've dropped most of my lifting now, apart from squats) but irregardless squats are something that should be incorporated. Leg press can be seen as an alternative to squats, but there is nothing stopping you from doing both.
Lunges too work the core and legs so are another good exercise. In short, anything that works your legs and core (feel free to include your upper body if you want to balance it out).
It depends on what you wanbt to get out of your weight training. If you are looking to specifically improve your running then have a read on he links below for some running specifric exercises. If its just general strength then compound exercises such as those mentioned above would be good
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