Try to visualise how great you will feel crossing the line. Think about all the work you have done so far. You only have four or five more long runs to do so there is light at the end of a tunnel.
As NorthEnder says, take the bus 15 miles and run home.... or run to somewhere really nice and meet people there - a place where you can shower and relax... thinking wellness, swimming baths, the beach...
Run somewhere really different - in the woods, along a river.
My 45km run went really well yesterday. Left the house at half past five in the morning and took a route along the bayside that took me out of town and through woodlands and past flat lands. It was a great run with plenty of flora and fauna, and finished before it got too warm.
Came home and painted the outdoor woodwork for 3 hours so feeling much more confident about my ultra. Thanks for the kinds words of encouragement.
Thanks . It's a solo run so there isn't an facebook group but I had a good long chat with my running partner (who I run most of my short runs with) and she has said that she will run some of my long run with me. She can run up to 20km so that's nearly half the distance and has said that we can run as slowly as I need to. I think that will be a big help - especially if she runs the last 20km with me.
Thanks LNandB. Your words are very comforting. I have based my training on several training plans (ultraladies, werunfar, etc) but have tweaked it a little to fit into my life. Maybe I should be pleased that I learnt my lessons on my training run and not on the day. I may have read that you should start slow and have plenty of fluids - but running out of water and realising I had paced wrongly were real lessons.