I can't believe it! I ran my first full 20 miles over the weekend! Aside from some soreness in my quads and minor pain in my lower back, I felt great. And, I slept great the rest of the weekend. I was so tired the rest of the day (even after numerous naps) and still felt tired on Sunday, even after a solid nine hours sleep.
The night before the run (which was organized by NYRR) I ate pasta with red sauce and turkey meatballs about three hours before going to bed. And, I was in bed by 10:00p.m. I did sleep. I thought I'd be too nervous, but I calmed down and managed to sleep almost 7 hours.