Next recovery run was on Friday and it was a 4miler at 8:33min pace, in retrospect I regret not doing more and shorter recovery runs during the week to help the legs recover, although I did fit in around 6miles of walking since Monday I don't think this offered the same benefits to me.
So with Connemara Ultra done and dusted I won't be slacking off like I did last year in April/Mayas I'm planning on running the Tullaroan marathon (all going well) in Co Kilkenny on the 19th May and I'm running the Limerick Marathon as a 5hour pacer on the 4th May.
Its now all systems go for the Portumna 100km (62miles) on the 14th June and I'm feeling pretty confident especially after such a good performance in Connemara. My goal is really to just finish the course but I figure I'll finish it in the region of 10-12hours.
For those that aren't familiar with the Portumna course its a 5km looped course which I'll have to do 20 times, as well as a 100km event there is also a 50km, marathon and half marathon race held on the same day....I've previously ran the 50km race twice.
Finally, I came across this photo from the Connemara Ultra startline on the Irish Runner Magazine Facebook page,
|Before the start of the Ultra, Photo credit: Dónal Glackin