I'm a college runner with a 14 month injury that doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon.
So I decided I may as well take up weight-training instead. I absolutely hate lifting weights, but, uh, apparently girls don't find 135 lb runners with a 15:20 5k attractive. Who knew.
I want to come up with a weight workout routine, but honestly I have no idea where to begin. My only goal is to get a "normal" or slightly above normal amount of strength as quickly as possible, so I don't look like a stick (my arms are thinner than most girls).
I know that for running, twice a day and 100 miles a week gets you good pretty quickly, but I've heard some people say that's its not good to lift weights every day. Is this true?
And do I want to do low reps, high weight, or high reps, low weight, or somewhere in between?
I don't even know what sorts of things to do. Machines or free weights? How long of a workout -- 30 minutes, an hour and half?