Rapha & Strava #Festive500 Challenge 2019

Challenge Details as described by Strava:

“Rapha #Festive500. Eight days. 500km. Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. Join Rapha for the tenth year of the #Festive500, a seasonal tradition and riding rite of passage, and challenge yourself to ride 500km in the eight days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.”

My goal in this challenge was simple, ride 1 day rest the 2nd day and repeat this four times and bank 500km in 4 rides and 7 days leaving New Year’s Eve to relax and sleep in. Goal achieved! So here is the stats and some photos to provide a little insight into my 2019 #festive500!

Ride 1 – christmas eve

Solo loop, airport, TCC & Wynnum foreshore!

Strava data

Garmin data

Distance – 120.0km

Time – 4hr 10minutes

Elevation Gain – 629m

Cadence – 76 rpm

Avg Speed – 28.8km/hr

Avg Heart Rate – 130 bpm (156 bpm max)

Avg Power – 152w (805w max)

Normalised Power – 177w

Ride 2 – boxing day

Solo southern loop to Sanctuary Cove via Dreamworld & home via Jacobs Well.

Strava data

Garmin data

Distance – 133.9km

Time – 4hr 21minutes

Elevation Gain – 922m

Cadence – 78 rpm

Avg Speed – 30.7km/hr

Avg Heart Rate – 129 bpm (163 bpm max)

Avg Power – 170w (703w max)

Normalised Power – 197w

Ride 3

Group ride up to Shorncliff for coffee at Wired then Owl home via the same route

Strava data

Garmin data

Distance – 130.3km

Time – 4hr 34minutes

Elevation Gain – 707m

Cadence – 76 rpm

Avg Speed – 28.6km/hr

Avg Heart Rate – 125 bpm (161 bpm max)

Avg Power – 146w (750w max)

Normalised Power – 182w

Ride 4

Group ride back to Dreamworld and back via the 7 sisters!

Strava data!

Garmin data!

Distance – 121.2

Time – 4hr 02minutes

Elevation Gain – 1152m

Cadence – 76 rpm

Avg Speed – 30.1km/hr

Avg Heart Rate – 131 bpm (169 bpm max)

Avg Power – 162w (737w max)

Normalised Power – 204w

Total – 505km, 4 rides, 17 hours 7 minutes job done and dusted!

If you’re not active at the moment & need some inspiration, follow me on Strava, Instagram, like my facebook page, subscribe to my blog and let’s get back out there swim, bike or running.   The biggest regret we can have in life is to not TRI!

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As always – till next time build consistency, keep smiling and live to Tri!

TriathleteTed (Ted Britt)

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