Monday, July 5, 2010

bad apple

my beloved, four-month old macbook quit working last thursday-ish, taking my garmin connect and spreadsheets with it. i'm hoping since it was still so young it falls under some sort of warranty, but with the holiday weekend i haven't had a chance to take it to the apple doctor yet. luckily i was backing my things up on backblaze, so i can recoup most of my stuff. in the meantime i get to use my glamorous work laptop, but at least i have something.

i spent all last week at the beach - soaking up sun, playing in the waves, making piles of sand, reading books, golfing whacking balls wayyy off to the right and some running too. it was great to get away and of course the week flew by all too quickly. i know i have little room to complain though since i had the first week of june off too. really though, who wants to work?

week in review (6/28 - 7/4)
total miles: 36.91 (semi-victory -- upward motion, but not by much)
time spent running: ~ 5 hrs 18 mins
avg hr: unknown. didn't feel like wearing the strap.
avg run pace: 9:11/mile
off days: 1-ish (from running)

i was back home for july 4th and after being a dedicated little runner all week long, my mojo tanked and threw a temper tantrum about going for a run on sunday morning. i was, however, randomly in the mood for a bike ride and tagged along with josh for 27+ miles. i stuffed some chomps and gu's in my shirt pocket and josh pointed out "you know 27 miles is like the equivalent of 5-6 miles running". hey, like i need an excuse to eat chomps here.

wow was it tough. there was one particular loooong downhill that as i coasted my only thought was "this is going to suck on the way back" (turns it out it was only about 350ft climb over 2 miles, i'm such a wimp). i don't know how you cyclists/biathletes/triathletes do it. i'd like to blame my slowness on my bike, a trek 7000 hybrid. c'mon that's like 30 lbs heavier than all you carbon fiber riders! :)


mine is complete with a bell and kickstand! don't hate.

sunday (7/4) am bike ride: 27.40 miles, 1:53-ish, so about 14-14.5mph? yeah, totally blaming that on my heavy bike.
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31 comments :

  1. That's not a bad ride at all!

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  2. We should team up for golf. I golf left handed and all of my drives end up two fairways to the left. Between the two of us, it should average out to straight shots. haha

    Sucks about your laptop. You should be good though. I think Apple fixes most things within a year for no cost. If all else fails, pull out all the stops and either a) flirt with the genius bar worker and/or b) start crying. haha :)

    Great bike ride too. 14mph on a hybrid bike is a great pace! And I read somewhere (possibly Runners World) that 1 mile running = 3 miles running, so it was more like a 9 mile run. :)

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  3. That bike ride translates in a 9 mile run:) And I have a road bike, but aluminum, 29 lbs...

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  4. I've had bad luck with my computer lately. Love the free backup sites though

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  5. Oh no with the macbook problem! EEK! It was only a baby too!
    Great job on the bike ride, though! I seriously don't know how cyclists can do that for so long either...awesomeness.

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  6. What? Your MAC quit after just four months? Criminal! I'd be lost and not just because of the Garmin info. Good job keeping up with the running and being so dedicated.
    Wait, your bike doesn't have a little basket for the puppy, baguet and boquet of flowers too? Now I am a hater(jk, of course).

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  7. I'm sorta-kinda jealous of that comfy seat you have on the bike...

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  8. Wow Lindsay, you're a runner and a biker too!

    I can believe how can yo do 37-45 miles average everyweek now in June/July... I know you have heat and humidity high! like here in Valencia! I can't do long, long distance but it isn't problem, I'll do.

    Pretty cycle! Happy holidays!

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  9. A bell and a kickstand? You are just awesome. I still have not found the time to simply air up my tires. Great job on your running last week. One of my elderly neighbors just gave me a set of OLD golf clubs and I have been practicing some, but they make it look so easy to just hit a freaking ball dont they? lol. Glad you enjoyed yourself last week. Take care now. I need to plan a trip down to Murytle Beach soon, if not the summer, next.

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  10. That sucks about your computer!! I think I am going to start blaming my heavy bike too :) I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  11. So funny about the bike! When I bike I always post - "it's a hybrid" - as an excuse for why I'm so slow. I am NOT a biker. Thanks for the laugh about, apparently, our common ineptitude for biking. Funny!

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  12. I'm with you. Any excuse for chomps. Nice ride!

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  13. Sounds like a great weekend....golf is great crosstaining!!:))

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  14. Hey, sometimes it is about the bike. When I take my mountain bike out I am embarrassed at the speed. I can run faster!

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  15. Vacations are always too short, but glad you had a good one!

    Awesome job on the bike ride. Equivalent my butt! 27 miles warrants some runner-candy!

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  16. You are all the tougher for getting out there on a heavy bike! Good job!

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  17. I want a week at the beach! I only got to go for a weekend :)

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  18. Since I know nothing about cycling, I'm always curious about the time/effort "equivalents" of bike-ride miles and other cross-training miles to running miles. Looks like a pretty solid ride!! Sorry to hear about the mac. My old dell recently ate it too. Ponying up for a new computer isn't fun. Blegh! Glad you could rescue some of your info, though!

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  19. Awww sad about your MAC! I hope they fix it for you!!! You had a great week.

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  20. Nice bike ride! Even if it is heavy...it is a good looking bike:) Enjoy the rest of your week Chica!

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  21. My favorite part of the Ragnar Relay last year was during the night when they allowed a bike "escort" for the runners. We would run our leg, hand off the bracelet, then hop on the bike to trail the next runner. It was a great way to cool down and beat hopping right into the van after the run. I suppose it's a little easier to bike 7 miles at runner pace than it is to bike 27 at cyclist pace, though.

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  22. That's what I don't like about biking--spend 2 hours on the thing and all you have is a sore butt and a workout equivalent to an easy run. Oh well, your joints will thank you, right?

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  23. They should fix your mac. They fixed my hard drive even after the Warranty had long since expired...

    I may have flirted a little... haha!

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  24. You'd be at 18MPH if you lost that kickstand.

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  25. That's not too bad at all and if you ever felt like doing a biathlon you could just register in the fat tire division and possibly place in the AG! LOL!

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  26. oh man, sorry about your computer!!!!

    That's some good mileage... and it' hot! :)

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  27. You remind me that I really should back up! I love my Macbook, I think I'd have to have a mourning period if it died.

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  28. Don't hate us "hybrid" riders! Fred is my best friend! He's heavy, he's slow, but he's got spirit!!
    Nice to see you do more than running! Can't wait to kick your ass kettlebell style next year! Carly got lucky, I was way too tired and sore to even talk about kb's! OMG, 26.2 is a long way-I better get going!

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  29. "Tagging along" for 27+ miles?! I don't get on the bike for that long, & it would still be slower than 14mph.

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  30. You're so funny about your Gu chomps You should have taken some M&Ms along!!

    And um yeah... right here... raising my right hand.... i don't wanna work!!

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