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We knew that the day had the potential to turn into a slog, so we started as soon as the bakery opened at 7 am.
Spinach pies and coffee onboard, we had mentally split the day into a morning and afternoon session.
Unlike the previous day, our stops were full of delights—ice creams, lemonade, greek salad, souvlaki, and even a beer.
Quite the feast compared to the previous day's Cliff Bar. Arriving at the finish line in Lagkadia, we had covered the 86km (3800m+) route in 19 1/2 hours split over 2 1/2 days.
We approached the trail with a fastpacking mentality—carrying the essentials for three days, and mostly power hiking.
Our definition of "runnable terrain" evolved over the three days, stepping up to a jog only when the slope seemed ideal!