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To cut a long story short, I ran my first marathon at the weekend (a very hilly offroader), 3 weeks after being diagnosed with a tibial stress fracture (with my physio's permission!) I was pleased to finish but my time was pretty slow. I think that in terms of cardio-vascular fitness I was ok, but my (lack of) strength let me down.
I've been told I should now have a month off from running to allow my tibia to heal. I will be keeping my cardio fitness up by cycling, but I'd like to use this time off to work on strength as well. I have never done any specific strength training, and I don't really know where to start- what exercises/machines, how many reps, how much weight, etc etc.
Can anyone advise? Thanks!