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Old 06-03-13, 10:06 PM
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Strava May Massive: I'm Number 11,379!

Anyone else do the Strava "May Massive" Challenge? After a winter of intense but infrequent training and a pretty sketchy spring due mostly to weather (but demands of work were a factor too), I committed to do it figuring it would be good motivation to get my endurance base back.

It wasn't easy and I felt tired a lot but it sure seems to have worked. I had two streaks of riding seven days in a row and finished the month with nine days in a row, and got in well over my 1000k target. (Fussy old Strava did not count about 55 miles that I entered manually, so I actually had 666 miles or about 1070k.) It is rare for me to rack up so many days in a row of riding, but there is something to be said for it I think... even when the rides are not that hard or particularly long. The ability to recover seems greatly enhanced. I feel great and a day off really feels like it provides a big boost right now.

Oh yeah. I finished 11,379th of over 60,000 participants.... not epic of course, but decent by my standards. I'm really looking forward to June and then July, when I will be riding in Italy.

http://app.strava.com/athletes/478873

I sense that May might have been a breakout month for a lot of folks. How did May go for you?
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...so I actually had 666 miles or about 1070k.)...
Uh oh.
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I was doing well until I threw my back out. Then I dropped like an anchor.
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Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
Anyone else do the Strava "May Massive" Challenge? .... I finished 11,379th of over 60,000 participants...
Well done! I finished 20,078[SUP]th[/SUP] / 65584. For most of the month, I was near the top of the second third, (of participants). After accomplishing my monthly goals, (as detailed in the clyde/athena sub-forum monthly goal tread), I decided on the second to last day of the month to go for the 750 km May Massive badge. That meant sixty miles in two days. Thankfully, one of those was a non-work day, so it was an easy accomplishment. My reward was that it put me into the top third. That makes me feel good because I worked two jobs the whole month, and figured that I'm on the upper end of the age scale. I know ... little victories, but they sure are motivators.

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How do I submit my May mileage to see where I ranked? I have all my May rides saved on Strava but I can't find a link to "Massive Challenge."

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How do I submit my May mileage to see where I ranked? I have all my May rides saved on Strava but I can't find a link to "Massive Challenge."

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Probably too late. It's a done deal. I think they have a June challenge going on, though.
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How do I submit my May mileage to see where I ranked? I have all my May rides saved on Strava but I can't find a link to "Massive Challenge."

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I think that you had to join the May Massive for it to register. I had 1336 km or 830 miles. 4,111th out of 65,583.

I was shooting for a 1000 mile month, but lost 6 days to bad weather.

They have a new one for June called the Junedoggle.
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This month is the Junedoggle. Just look at the top bar and hit "challenges". Right now I'm 12639/47486, which is fine until my back goes out again
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I think that you had to join the May Massive for it to register. I had 1336 km or 830 miles. 4,111th out of 65,583.

I was shooting for a 1000 mile month, but lost 6 days to bad weather.

They have a new one for June called the Junedoggle.
Good going mprelaw! You beat the socks off me:
  • Rank = 8220 out of 65,204
  • 1,107 km ridden
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I finished the May Massive ranked 3,931st after missing the first 10 days of the challenge due to a sprained ankle. After three days I'm 1,526th in the Junedoggle, but haven't yet uploaded today's rides (still have to commute home).
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