There's something to be said about long runs on Weekdays, lots of logistical and time planning.
I could not run over the weekend so I knew that unless I finished the run on one of the weekdays I would miss that week and missing a long training run was something I did not want to do, come what may. It would throw me off my training plan and would be a mental barrier too. Also, waking up that early on a weekday would throw me off my schedule but in a way it was good training for the final run since it would require waking up at an absurd time and getting ready and heading up to the city.
Ended up starting as early as I could, around 630am and finished the run close to 10am followed by stretching and the usual shenanigans. Fortunately I had access to the gym which was close to work so I could get ready there and head in to work after the run.
However, it worked out well, best long run so far in terms of pace and timing and feeling goooood. Pumped but the legs beg to differ.