This spring I have more time, and I'm absolutely determined to get running as well as I can. Many of you know my story: I spent five years partly paralyzed, eventually unable to walk without sticks. The problem was possibly of neurological origin. With a drastic change of diet and the help of NSAID's, I have got it about 80% back. Now for the remaining 20%.
I still need:
-to understand muscles better: (what makes them cramp? what makes them fatigue? how to avoid these problems, how to recognize why the muscles aren't performing, what the muscles need, and how best to supply it.
-training strategies: how to build up endurance without running myself into the ground.
I am taking a Pilates class, and have physiotherapy advice, but my physio is, alas, not a runner.
In order to make progress efficiently, either I have to understand running physiology, and perhaps a bit of what happens when nerves go wrong physiology a bit better. So books, websites, whatever would help. Or I have to find someone who does, and who would enjoy the challenge of training me!
The latteer is perhaps pie in the sky and probably prohibitively expensive anyway, so lets go for the former. Anybody got any ideas?