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Hi, I need some help desperately!
I have fallen over twice while running in five days. Both have been on the same sort of terrain - gravel tracks. The first time is was quite dark so put it down to poor lighting and missing a potruding rock. But today, it was bright sunshine, on a route that I have ran frequently before.
This time I have been left with quite a deep cut to my right knee and nasty grazes on my hands (I have also managed to completely destroy my new skins leggings which I have only worn twice I am thankful I was wearing them instead of capris otherwise the damage to my legs would have been much worse!)
I have been racking my brains over what could be causing this. Since I started running (two years ago) I havent fallen once and to fall twice in 5 days seems odd. They werent even particularly long runs - the first fall was a 7 miler and the second 4 miles.
I am so frustrated as this has put another halt on training for at least two or three days while the swelling goes down and I am now beginning to lose my confidence I have got a 10k coming up in November, plus a half marathon in Feb and another in April.
My shoes are 18 months old so I am used to wearing them, just not sure what could be causing this. I do have a habit of running with my feet quite close together and I put one foot in front of the other and have been known to graze the inside of my ankles as my feet catch them....could this be to do with hip alignment? (think i'm clutching at straws now - just want to run!!)