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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DXA2 and Me: Five Years and Still an Item!

Recently I celebrated a special anniversary. Five years ago I ran my first half marathon - the 2010 Dexter-Ann Arbor Run. I've run many more since then, on roads and trails, but that first one will always be memorable to me. Dark, heavy clouds were overhead that day and a storm had knocked a tree …

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Roadrunners in the Rain

THANKS TO MOTHER NATURE AND A FELLOW RUNNER for two memorable experiences Saturday night at the Northville Road Runner Classic 8K road/trail race.Normally I don't race much in midsummer. But I like me a good 8K trail run, for the challenge of the off-road terrain and a distance short enough to run hard. So I …

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