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What they were thinking: A runner in Webster

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.

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Who's up today: John Canty, 68, of Webster, about to cross the state line into Connecticut on his daily 5-mile run on Thompson Road during a brief snow squall, Feb. 25, 2012.

Canty: “These snowflakes invigorate me. Makes me feel like a new man. It reminds me how lucky I’ve been this year not having major snowstorms. I run for the cardio, to keep my weight down, and because it makes me feel stronger. I’ve done 10 Boston Marathons. This is just a fabulous year for an athlete. I think this will be a record-breaking year at the Boston Marathon as far as times go, because you’re able to train constantly through the winter as compared to years past where we weren’t able to run because of the snow and ice. I’m up at 4 in the morning and I do 2 miles then, then I come back and do the rest in the afternoon. It just makes me feel a lot better.’’

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