I've had this as a goal since the Dirty Bismarck loop was completed in 2011: to run the whole thing. Finally did that today -- woohoo!
* 2:43:13 total time.
* 2:40:53 moving time (I stopped a few times to take pictures, take off my jacket, etc.), for 11:19 avg moving pace.
The weather cooperated -- it was actually almost cold
when I started (I wore a jacket for the first five miles).
My knees ached a tiny bit towards the end, but thankfully I didn't have the sharp right-kneecap pain I felt in Laramie. The more problematic issue was a burning sensation in my toes and forefoot on uphills (that's not unusual on my long runs, but it was more pronounced today; I'm worried about stress fractures...)
Having water helped -- I still LOVE my hydration vest. (When I thought about running this loop in the past, I used to wonder which trailheads I could stash water at -- not necessary anymore.)