Met Merri at AF high school. I drove us to the mouth of American Fork Canyon. We ran up easy easy peasy pace to Tibble Fork Reservoir. 9:25 avg. We left at 513am. It was dark and her phone was helpful for the first few miles while our eyes adjusted and the stars helped a bit. Lots of cars driving up and a few down at this hour. Wow. Met up with oddly enough with a car full of some of our friends being dropped off at the top. They ran with us back down to the mouth. I put in a couple fast miles 6:45, 6:33, 6:40. Then just jogged the last 5.5 miles nice and easy but still under 8s to the end of the AF hospital half at AF high school where Merri's car was and we drove back to my car at the canyon and iced in the river for 11 minutes. So rewarding to be done and icing!! Just overall a great run despite a sore throat and chills yesterday and body aches last night. I just felt I couldn't let Merri down and that I have run in harder situations. But I was certainly pleasantly surprised that ibuprofen gave me enough relief and I felt quite well the whole time. Well just one time I was like huh??? when we turned to go down my legs were at the uphill pace still and somehow were not budging to go decently fast until I got in a few down. Here are splits (for my future reference and comparison as I age, sadly) 9:55, 9:46, 9:45, 9:41, 8:43, 9:04, 9:15, 8:05, 7:51, 7;56, 7:31,6:45, 6:33, 6;41, 7:17, 7:50,7:53, 7:56, 7:22, 7:39 and 7:46 for last 0.4.