Dirty German 50: Ve Vill Run in Ze Rain, Und You Vill Like It

Last Sunday dawned bright and beautiful in Philadelphia. I went out for breakfast on a sunny, cool morning perfect for the trail race I’d come here for, the Dirty German 50-miler in nearby Pennypack Park. Too bad the race had been the day before. Steady rain had been forecast for all day Saturday, and for …

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Rabbit in the Vineyard

I CHARGED DOWN THE FINAL STRAIGHTAWAY toward the "Mile 3" sign, hearing nothing but my own heavy breathing. Behind me, somewhere, were close to 800 other runners. Ahead was one lone runner - and the pace bike. My mind was flashing between two thoughts: Keep going - just hold it together a little longer - …

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