Friday Free-For-All – 08/14/15

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Remember how I’m gonna be on live TV on Monday? Well, it turns out I WILL actually be performing one of my songs, as well as a group number. Yikes! But this is good news because they usually put the segments on the website, which means I can share links with you guys and you can actually see me sing! Cool, right?

I may ditch run club tomorrow and do 7 miles solo instead. I love run club, but attending Saturday morning runs means splitting my long runs up into two chunks. While this is a great mental break and I love seeing my friends, I worry that not doing my long run mileage all at the same time is bad training for a half marathon. I don’t want to get used to having a big break right in the middle of my long runs. Every once in a while I just need to do them all in one shot.

I have a 12+ hour rehearsal on Sunday.  “Tech rehearsal” is the first rehearsal where we add all of the technical elements to the show–lights, sound cues, microphones, and in the case of this show, projections. We’re using custom-designed projections instead of any set pieces, which is REALLY cool, but will also take a lot of finessing to get right. It may be a looooooooong day. I plan to bring plenty of snacks and wear comfy clothes. They’re also buying us dinner, which is super nice.

In light of all of the above, I think a nap is in order tomorrow. I can’t remember the last time I took a nap, but I think one will be necessary tomorrow. That is, after I run 7 miles, do laundry, and go grocery shopping. Oy.

Do you ever break your long run up into chunks?

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12 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 08/14/15

  1. dgobs says:

    Naps FTW! I’ve never broken long runs into chunks (apart from short walk-breaks in between chunks of running) for the very reason you mentioned. I know some people who will run part in the morning and the rest in the evening, but I worry that doing that sort of thing will make it harder for me to run long all at once when I need to. Totally hear you on that 🙂

  2. SuzLyfe says:

    FREAKING FAMOUS I TELL YOU. I wish I could see. Can you tape a part of it and post it???

    On splitting up runs–good for overall mileage, not great for replacing long runs on a regular basis, but doing it every now and then is fine!

    • DarlinRae says:

      I’m pretty sure there will be recordings available, and if so, I will post them! I also have an audio clip somewhere from when I did the Rocky Horror Show a few years ago, which I may post at some point just for funsies 😀

  3. charissarunning says:

    I’m so excited to hear you sing – yay! Also I think it’s good to do a long run all at once. You can break it up sometimes (I have broken it up before but not often), but it really isn’t the same. I often count that as two separate runs.

  4. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Naps are awesome. 🙂 I’ve split up long runs before, not often but a few times. I’ve never noticed it harm a race performance but then I am not all that speedy. I may be splitting my long runs over the next few weeks while I figure out the shoe situation. Good luck with your run and rehearsal!

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