Running 1:51:25  22.09 km (5:03 / km) +5m 5:02 / km
shoes: 201607 Asics GT1000
A serene evening run. I had considered just going for 90 minutes, but I felt ok. I started by obtaining a burrito, then cruised around the river in the still darkness. I listened to Hardcore History's Blueprint for Armageddon - the First World War. I'm much better informed about World War II history, partly because what originally piqued my interest in World War II was the impact of aviation. I've read Barbara Tuckman's The Guns of August and always had a certain fondness of Royal Navy technology - e.g. the Invincible class battlecruisers and their chase of the Goeben, the Battle of Jutland. World War I also is much more of a mindless meat grinder than World War II, which has made its study unappealing. The geopolitics which led to the outbreaks of wars are much more fascinating to me now than when I began my studies in elementary school. I can think of few doctrines which have more negatively impacted military history than that of Alfred Thayer Mahan. Also, while I thoroughly enjoy the Hardcore History podcast, I find it sometimes glosses over important details - for instance, this most recent podcast never referred to the Schlieffen plan as such despite describing the plan in some detail.
I glanced at my watch occasionally and intended to hold to a 5:00/km pace. I felt ok physically, though my hamstrings were a bit tight. Last week's easy peasy strength circuit wrecked my legs for several days. I think the lessons are (1) I need to dive more gradually into strength, perhaps with lighter sessions twice per week and (2) I should never do strength the day before interval day.