Heinrich – 2

The analogy! 

To Heinrich, the ineffable sensations a fit runner experiences on a good 10-miler are similar to the joy he thinks migratory birds must have when flying. He writes, “What makes the blackpoll warbler strike out south in the fall after a cold front is probably not fundamentally different from what motivates me to jog down a country road on a warm, sunny day. We both respond to ancient urges that had adaptive roots.”

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