Tapering down. The right hammie strain from last Thursday seems to have healed up very nicely. It's still tighti-sh after a hard run but the 'stick' loosens it right up...it's a trigger point there alright and I'm on that sucker! (I've learned the hard way DO NOT LET TRIGGER POINTS PERSIST)
My new Halo anti-sweat hat has been working well..I have had no problems with glasses fogging or getting sweat in my eyes. It does feel a bit hot on my forehead which I am getting used to...
Week 2 Details
Tuesday I did an easy run. It was a very hot sun and no wind that morning so the YPB sucked. Didn't notice any problems with my hamstring which was encouraging.
Wednesday I felt very good and so did a short-ish Tempo run to get the HRs up, hitting 7:59 for my fastest mile, then easing back down.
Friday I went out for a strong MP run on my hilly route...the last longer run I plan to do before race day. My right hamstring was tighter than normal but did just fine even on the hills. Stupid HRM wigged out for a bit in mile 2. I practiced letting up on the uphills a bit and then stretching out with a bigger hip rotation and stride on the downhills to make up the time (but not overdoing!)
I think this run is a good simulation of the beginning of Tacoma. I found the run aerobically easy but if I daydream even the slightest bit I do slow down off MP. My breathing was a 2:4 (except on the uphills) and I was relaxed and felt strong.