It was during the prolonged excessive heat of June and early July this year when I realized how much I hate running on treadmills. When it's 95 degrees and the humidity is so thick the air covers you like a heated blanket, running on a treadmill sounds like a perfect alternative to running outdoors. I thought so on such a day. However, after three miles of running in place while nature glowed beyond a glass-plate window, I suffered all the agony I could take.
"Then I came to the marge of Lake LeBarge and a derelict there lay." - From the poem "Cremation of Sam McGee" by Robert W. Service
According to the National Climate Data Center, the average annual snowfall there is 48 inches. The Door County Visitor Bureau make the most of it, promoting cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh rides, dog sledding, winter camping, ice fishing, snowmobiling and winter festivals.
A new race series has been created for marathoners to add to their list of running feats. The Great Lakes Marathon Series is a collaboration of 25 marathons in the U.S. and Canada that take place along North America's five Great Lakes.