Yeah, do that. It would be a good idea to set up your sawhorses so you have an out in case you ever go down into the bottom of the squat and find you can't get back up. I've never done much squatting and running together, but I do think that squatting helped to build some strength into my legs, and I suspect that squatting can be very helpful for the shorter distances, half-marathons and under. Of course, sprinters squat and it's very important to help them build speed. Overall, I think it was beneficial that I've done some squatting. Can't say exactly how much it may have helped with running, but I think it has helped with helping the meager amount of overall athleticism I possess. I think that's important some, like that part in Born to Run where McDougall describes his training program that his coach devised and how it wasn't just about running, but also having him do an array of exercises to help bolster his all-around athleticism.