Plan was to meet my running buddies at 6:30. John and Wendy slept thru their alarm. :) Karen was punctual even though she was up late from going to "Wicket". Anyhow, it was almost 7 by the time we got going.
Karen and I ran up to Alpine. About 3.5 miles into the run, saw a cute happy smiling girl running westbound on the other side of the road. I yelled at her back after she's already over 100m away: "Is that you Carina?" Always make me happy to have a Carina-sighting! :)
At the Alpine park while Karen used the restroom, I drank from the ever-flowing fountain and ate some gel-chews. Then we head south to North County Rd and turned east on SR92 to the mouth of AF Canyon where we jumped on the golf course trail west to Lone Peak HS to Van Dyke Park (refill water bottle and ate remaining of the chews) south to 700 N to 200 E AF. Thought about Toby and her special day of her triplets' baptism. Then we continued westward back to Lehi via Cedar Hollow. We walked the steepest parts of Center St. (mile 17). I commented that this is what Deer Valley loop (also mile 17) is going to feel like in two weeks. Karen replied: "The thought of running Park City right now sounds awful to me!" Yep, it is going to be a death march for me. Once we reached 2600N. I was done running, but we weren't done talking; so we walked to Karen's where I got some ice water. It was so hot that Karen refused to let me walk home so she drove me back in her daughter's convertible that she just got done washing/cleaning! :)
I would not have been able to finish this 19 miler without Karen. (We ran thru 5 cities: Lehi, Alpine, Cedar Hills, Highland, American Fork). I talked her ears off. It was a slow painful run with an embarrassingly AP of 11:26 for 18 miles (turned off the Garmin during the last walking mile). Good thing Karen didn't have her Garmin or she'd be aghast at how slow we were. Average heart rate 158 with the last 3 miles reaching above 160. I must've been a bit dehydrated...did not go to the bathroom until 3pm and the color was pretty dark. There was noticeable salt residue on my shirt. Left quad and lower legs very sore. Right foot achy but not painful.