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#1 of 10 Old 10-25-2010, 09:06 AM - Thead Starter
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When I started my second running hobby in 1999, I went from then until 2010 with only one fall.  This year I've had 4 falls, including two in a 14 mile training run this past Saturday.  Scraped knees and an arm that is smarting but to the best I can tell, not broken - no bruises, swelling and it's operable.

 

And it's not even on rough sidewalk I'm falling.  So, could shoes be the problem?  I just switched from Mizuno's to Asics this year.  Is my water belt making me unbalanced?  I haven't fallen in any races where I'm running in the street and don't need a water belt.  Or am I just clutsy and maybe it's time to spend more time on a treadmill and do weights rather than running so much?

 

I have thought about getting some knee pads and running in basketball shorts for a little added protection.  Failing that, maybe one of those NASA space suits?!


 
 

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bubble wrap. that's the answer

 

hmmm, should I be curious as to why you posed this question in the Masters Forum?

 


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Because I'm a senior citizen runner and couldn't post it in the 30 something thread. wink.gif


 
 

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Ga, I think you should take up trail running, where falling is expected.  It might be time to practice your roll.

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Do we need to ask what's IN the fuel belt bottles??

 

eta:  Are you saying the 30 something kiddos don't fall down or they would laugh at you?

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GeorgiaReb, I find new shoes trip me up.  I need to really concentrate on picking up my feet higher until I get used to them. 

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I also find that a new style of shoe can affect me. I havent fallen except for 2 sidewalk cracks though.  I went back and forth between the Asics Foundation & GT21## models. The Foundation is a slightly wider and heavier shoe. But usually I adapt quickly

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GaReb.......I"m jointly blessed in that I run trails, and I'm quite clumsy, which means I get to fall a lot.........it just takes practice, and you will improve in both your form, and style.....good luck

 

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GaReb.......I"m jointly blessed in that I run trails, and I'm quite clumsy, which means I get to fall a lot.........it just takes practice, and you will improve in both your form, and style.....good luck

 

 

Ditto for me, trails and being a klutz don't mix well. 

 

I've improved my odds greatly by regularly doing balance exercises.  Try standing on one foot (no shoes) and toss a medicine ball from hand to hand. When you get good at that, try closing your eyes or standing on one foot on a bosu ball.  Great for both the balance and the ankle strength.

 

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..ok, since you 'fessed up about asking us Old Guys//............are you leaning too far off center when you run??

 

when I trail run (ran)

I kept a straight up body position and a low hand carry for better balance


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