Multi-workout Post

Just Keep Running

For the month of June I have switched up my exercise efforts. However, I will start by posting my first and, so far, only run for June:

Now, allow me to admit to my habit of being scatterbrained. I have, on occasion, failed to stop my workout app after completing a run. It means I have walked around the house while still recording stats. However, I managed to find a way to fix this mistake. It turns out Strava has a cropping feature. It allows me to backtrack to a point on the map where I know I completed my workout. This discovery has been beneficial, as will be explained further down in this post.

The map above shows our walk at Amnicon Falls State Park. A little park a short distance from US Highway 2. As you can see, we didn’t take the trail to the falls. Tina and I took a longer path devoid of people. It was also in the woods and kept the direct sunlight off us. A good thing, too, as it was 90 degrees. After finishing the walk, we enjoyed a simple picnic of sandwiches and pasta salad. Unfortunately, it was at this point when I forgot to turn off the Strava app. It recorded the drive from the Park office to the picnic ground. It was when I pulled up to the picnic site that I realized my error. Anyway, after finishing our meal, we headed for Pattison State Park, which was less than 20 miles away.

Pattison State Park was our second walk of the day. It was 95 degrees. Yet, despite the heat, we were comfortable. We didn’t push ourselves. Well, Tina’s back did start to get the best of her, but she toughed it through. However, as mentioned earlier, I tend to forget to stop my Strava app, precisely what happened for the second time yesterday. Unlike at Amnicon, which was a quarter-mile, I managed 7 miles at 55 mph before realizing my error this time. I am grateful for having found the cropping ability, efficiently eliminating the driving portions of both walks.

And finally, it brings me to today. I decided to break out the old bike and resume the Tour De Rook.

I am pleasantly surprised at my stats. They are not personal record-breaking. But having not seriously ridden a bicycle for several years, it was nice to go as long as I did at the pace I achieved. An average speed of 11.3 mph, a max speed of 21.3 mph, an average heart rate of 126 bpm, and a max of 141 bpm.

I caught the Waabizheshikana Trail in Riverside and took it to the taconite rail that separates Denfeld from Lincoln Park. Well, except for a small section that is closed off due to shoreline erosion. Hopefully, the city will repair it soon.