When the wind id blowing in your face all the time it's not fun. I agree that he best days are behind her.
Best days are in front of her, she is striking a balance of running and everything else that works for her including getting a very good education. For some people the running is everything works, not working for her and she is coming to terms with that idea.
Maybe it has to do that she comes from a very rich family. She doesn't have the same motivation as runners from poor families where running is literally their only way into a college. The runners from poor families do ANYTHING to make their dreams happen, including core work, tons of cross-training, stretching etc.
Claudia never worked on her running form or did much strengthening. She was blessed with an incredible VO2MAX but didn't have the same motivation as others to make most out of it and dedicate her life to running, which makes sense for her at least.
How do you know these things? You seem pretty omniscient. What was your SAT score and mile PR?