I've never even thought of taking long breaks. I love a 20 minute break here in there in a 24 hour race, but when I see people get into a tent for extended periods of time, it's never seemed very appealing to me. I'll play it by ear, but it may be necessary to get off my feet, get out of the heat and rehydrate during the middle of the day. I've always been worried that I wouldn't want to start back up after a long break, but if I had the problems I did at the Black Mountain Monster, I may not have much choice but to stop and catch up with hydration. At that race, for about an hour, the only 2 things I thought of were: A) I'm going to end up in a hospital. An IV would be great right about now; B) I wonder if there's a freezing cold movie theater around here.
I'm going to have to be open to adaptation and the idea that taking it easy- or even a long break in the early afternoon might be the only way that I'm able to continue when it gets cooler at night.
We'll see. Bedtime.