Ugh. I only ran 52.6 this week. I missed Monday by flying back from SF, and Sunday by going to the climate change rally in DC. My hamstrings were sore and I was limping a little walking around the hallways at school Tuesday and Wednesday, but I ran 10 on Thursday and felt great, running sub-9's. Then alum Jonathan Franzen spoke on campus, and he was great.
But Saturday I felt like garbage and was really slow. I knew I didn't have it in me to run a bunch of loops in Crum, so I tried to run an out and back along a road route (it's much easier to force myself to get home from far away then it is to run another loop when I'm at my front door), but I sucked at following the signs for the supposedly bicycle safe route from my house to Philly, and there weren't always sidewalks, so it wasn't George's favorite. I still managed a slow 15.
I think I might be getting a cold. Suboptimal for both school and running my 50-miler this weekend. I'm also listening to Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History while running, and I'm a little disappointed. So far it's coming across as a dry military history, with a lot of (racist? unfair?) sections on how Comanches raped and tortured their prisoners.