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Winter Running

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The best runner’s high I’ve ever had was in the dead of winter

Photo: Naomi Gordon-Loebl

Last winter, I headed north from my apartment in Brooklyn to a writing residency in rural Maine. The running shoes I threw in with my sweaters and long underwear seemed mostly aspirational; the average high for the month in the town where I would be staying was 26 degrees.

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