Coworker helped me out so I could run this am with Jane and Kim and Angie, Jenny and Chandi (met at Jane's in Highland). So tired driving over I thought the run would be horrible but oddly I felt really good and strong from mile one. Last mile tough uphill and we stopped a few times which always makes it harder for my old body to get going. First mile 7:41????? weird. And I wasn't with Jane and Kim, I was with Angie and Jenny. After first mile I felt so good I stayed in between the two groups. Ran to Angie's house (2.75 miles) to pick up Jenny who was only running 12. We then proceeded up Alpine Highway to Eternal water fountain and further up to Alpine slide (sliding rock). So fun!! So fall out there up there. Rest of splits: 7:37, 7:30, 7:50 (uphill and we had stopped just before this mile..slows my momentum but so fun to take it easy), 7:25, 7:24, 7:29 (a stop at 6.4 miles), 8:07 (very uphill/hilly to sliding rock), breather up top (8.67miles there), then ran 7:49, and rest at close to marathon pace (fantasy) except cooldown last mile was UPHILL...6:47, 6:54, 7:07 (uphill in there then flat), 7:01 (flat and chatting away plus we stopped for a potty break...so hard to get back on pace with a five minute stop), 6:46 (still chatting),6:45, 6:51, and 7:20 and last 0.12 at 7:03. Iced in AF river with Kim and Angie. So refreshing. Off to work soon. AP for 17.12 miles= 7:19.