I’m not sure I can trust you. I think you need a gentle reminder that, for you, the Around the Bay 30K is a run, not a race. An expensive run so you can avoid the hated stop lights that are at least 20 minutes long. In case you start getting silly ideas, I must remind you that last Saturday you ran 37K. On Tuesday you ran an easy 8K but in minimalist shoes that graced your weary feet for the first time since September. On Wednesday you ran slippery hill repeats in a snowstorm. On Thursday you enjoyed a 75 minute athletic (euphemism for painful but in a good way) massage. On Friday you went to the track for the first time in 20 weeks and ran loops into the wind, mysteriously in every direction. Sunday is your day of rest. 30 restful kilometres.
Do not screw this up by running too fast.
Your voice of reason
Title: The Police – Message in a Bottle. 1979.