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Jeff Edmonds
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Eulogy for a Great Coach: Van Townsend
"...if an unusual necessity forces us to press onward, a surprising thing occurs. The fatigue gets worse up to a certain critical point, when gradually or suddenly it passes away, and we are fresher than before. We have evidently tapped a level of new energ...
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Andy Anderson Snags Mt. Whitney FKT
Andy Anderson has been kind enough to share his account of breaking the Mt. Whitney FKT (Fastest Known Time.) Andy is also the owner of the Long's Peak FKT and the Grand Teton FKT  (see those links for his accounts of those records. Nice work, Andy! The wor...
Andy Anderson has been kind enough to share his account of breaking the Mt. Whitney FKT (Fastest Known Time.) Andy is also the owner of the Long's Peak FKT and the Grand Teton FKT (see those links for his accounts of those re...
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Why Do We Choose to Suffer?
"The strenuous life tastes better." -William James * * * Effort is the currency of endurance sport and of course of life itself. There is a thin but essential line between effort and suffering - at the maximum intensity of effort, this line is thinnest, b...
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The Running Bum as Sad and Admirable
There is a thread on the letsrun.com message board right now about whether running bums are sad or admirable . I find the thread sort of fascinating because you can't really separate out the sadness from the nobility of it. Most arguments against building y...
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What Parenting and Running Have in Common: or why joy is more essential than happiness
In the fascinating and perceptive  All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Jennifer Senior takes a look at the cultural expectations surrounding parenthood, adulthood, and childhood. The book is fashioned out of a lovely mix of psychology, phi...
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The Body as Ethical Compass
A good friend of mine wrote me today that he is restless and uncertain of the value of his work, both in terms of its immediate effect on his mental health and also its larger effects on society. In a complicated world in which effects of most everything se...
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On the Runner's Dissatisfaction
Looking back upon the time that I was running hard, the thing that strikes me most was how little satisfaction I took in my fitness. The drive to train can be cast in a positive light as a sort of drive to athletic perfection, a noble quest to be better tod...
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On Un-Becoming a Runner
Over the last few months, I have become less and less a runner. None of this was an act of will or a decision. Things have conspired -- family, body, job. I know this is true because when I go for a run now there is an absence of fluidity. The identity is n...
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Boston 2014: Running Together
My buddy and training partner Andrew sent me these thoughts as he headed up to Boston to run the marathon on Monday. Andrew would be the first to say that he is not an eloquent writer, but the thoughts he shared with me struck me deeply, and I think they wi...
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A Defense of Academia
In 2004 I decided to leave my job as a high school teacher in a boarding school to go to graduate school in philosophy. My reasons for doing this were varied -- a mixture of naive idealism and hope that I could grow a bit more [maybe the study of philosophy...
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    Philosophy./ Physics, 1998
  • Vanderbilt University
    PhD Philosophy, 2009
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