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    Mark's Half Marathon Fundraiser for the National Deaf Children's Society

    Afternoon lads - Some of you may remember that I ran in the Potters 'Arf Marathon last year for the first time. I was raising money for my local football club which understandably didn't draw in too much money in donations. Still, the experience itself for my first event was surreal and I've decided to run it again.

    But this time, I'm going to be raising money for more personal reasons. As some of you may already be aware, I was born profoundly deaf and so I've decided to raise money for the NDCS (National Deaf Children's Society). The run itself isn't until the 11st June but as my Sunday league football season is now over, I'll be starting the training for the half marathon this weekend.

    If any of you would like to sponsor me for the run, that would be fantastic. I have set up a Virgin Money Giving page below where you can find out more about me and why I am doing the run

    http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkHendersonFundraiser
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    100 donated already in less than 24 hours - Amazing start
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    Started training on Monday with a 3 mile run. It felt OK but did feel my calf (which I've had problems with in the past month after injuring it in football) tighten up towards the end. I've been doing plenty of stretches since!

    Today was a 5 mile run which was a struggle, think it took me 47 minutes. I went through my history to see how I got on last time I did a 5 mile run which was a long 9 months ago, back to when I was training for it last year Surprisingly, today's run was only 3 minutes longer.

    Fundraising is going OK, 135 raised so far 165.00 if you include the gift aid donations too
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    Completed a full week of training with a 5 mile run on Saturday but I felt my calf tensing up again on the final mile uphill and have been limping on it ever since.

    Absolutely gutted as I wanted to follow my training programme without missing any sessions but obviously wasn't able to do a 3 mile run yesterday and 5 miles today as scheduled. Before starting the programme, I had a week's rest when the football season finished to try and let the calf heal up but clearly it wasn't long enough so I'm going to give it 10 days this time (reading that grade 1 calf injuries take 7-10 days to heal).

    Hopefully I'll be back up and running next Tuesday which will be exactly 2 months until the half-marathon itself.
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    Have a look into seeing a sports physio mate, I had a 16 week plan for my marathon but got an injury in the first week which kept me out for 4 weeks, but a trip to a rehab place did the trick.

    Rest up in the mean time mate

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    I think you may be right, AMC... I've had 10 days of rest then went for a simple 3 mile jog this morning and only made it a mile before I felt the calf strain again.

    It's exactly 2 month's until the half-marathon today too.
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    Only 23 days to go until the half marathon and I'm pleased to report that I'm up to 270 in donations so far for the NDCS

    Also - I'm delighted to say that since my message about injuring my calf on the 11th April, I have been back running again since the 2nd May I eased myself back into it with 2 miles runs for a week (five days of running, two days rest) and have since gone up to 4 miles and am now doing 6 miles. Hopefully I'll be up to 10 miles the week before the half marathon and I'll somehow get the energy to pull through the final 3.1 miles

    That's not to say that the calf strain is healed. I still feel it pretty much every day but had bought calf compression sleeves and it's really made a difference!

    Please do sponsor me if you haven't already done so http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkHendersonFundraiser
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