Smilinggg 366 - Another block bites the dust

Another block bites the dust. 💥

The sun was shining and the sky was blue as we rounded out the latest 14-day training block. ☀️

The numbers. 🧮

Total miles : 174.2 miles. Total duration : 24h 16m. Total elevation : 8,076 ft. 📈

Just as a rocket uses the most fuel during the initial stages of launch. I had to call upon discipline as my fuel in the early days of this latest block. 🚀

As the days ticked by, the resistance lessened, and I enjoyed three stand out days. A couple of 12-milers in Eastbourne, cruising around 7:30 minute miles and another in East Grinstead at 7:19 minute per mile where the reward was an almond chocolate croissant and a cinnamon roll. 🥐

Whilst the name of the game isn't speed or intensity. It's nice to occasionally throw down some quicker miles. Ultimately consistency is what it's all about. I'd say my block average pace would be around 8 minute 30 second miles. With an average heart rate around 125 bpm. 💓

It's now a week of recovery. Perhaps three easy 6-mile runs. Then the next build will all being well be 13 half marathons followed by a 20-mile long run to wrap up block 4. 🏃💨

For now I'll take a moment to thank my legs and mind for getting me through the last couple of weeks. 🙏

Have a great bank holiday weekend! 🫡

Steps 👣 + Smiles 🤗

Keep #Smilinggg 💛

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