Had my husband drive my friend Kim and I to a couple miles up past Timponoke (sp.) campground at 445 am. We started running at 515am. Because I had to watch my daughters soccer game at 8am we had to pick up the pace after the first 7 miles. It was pitch black at the beginning and still had to dodge at least 15 cars before getting to the fork where we turned up and ran to the Tibble Fork Reservoir potty (2.4 miles). We then went straight down the canyon toward Kim's house in PG. We ran 19.5 miles at a 8:24 average pace. I am pretty sore today. Did too much on my legs last week I think with the swimming and biking. The night before my legs were extremely tight and sore from stretching after my brief run yesterday. Part of what I have been dealing with physically. I hope to figure out this fibromyalgia thing. I am on a stict diet of avoiding possible allergenic foods (yeast, sugar, corn) and eating lots of whole grains and vegetables, taking vitamins (yeast free) and probiotics. I have gotten a lot better. I don't have as much burning nerve pain and numbness. But this thing switches areas of my body so I have to switch my training focus when it takes over my legs. I will now have to rest several days. I am also extremely allergic to perfumes and colognes/cleaners etc. If anyone wears it at a race (or anywhere) and I am close by I get an immediate headache, lightheaded, labored breathing and muscle aches. I have to stay to myself until the approaching starting time as anyone wearing a strong scent will kill me off. The fresh, cool mountain air is therapeutic for my health situation I would have taken it slower on the run if I had more time but still I wasn't dying at the end. It felt like a tempo run. We ran eight minute pace for 3 to four of the last miles. I wouldn't recommend this run on a Saturday to anyone. The traffic was atrocious (sp.). It was more like dodge car--ing. Our pace would have probably been much better if we didn't think every turn we might get hit and this was at 7am. I guess something was going on up in the canyon my husband said. Hope everyone else had a great run!!!