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Wes Rehberg
Philosopher, writer, artist, PhD, age81cyclist, activist, journalist, ex-pastor
Philosopher, writer, artist, PhD, age81cyclist, activist, journalist, ex-pastor
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PODCASTING ABOUT PHILOSOPHY? A TRYOUT
I've got a Ph.D. in philosophy, interpretation and culture earned at Binghamton University in upstate New York (considered State Ivy and a rigorous place to study). I find myself turning back to this study, listening to podcasts in this realm, and wondering...
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SPINE INJURY ENDS MY RUNNING EFFORTS.
At age 81, in late January, I seriously injured my lower spine (again), causing a period of extreme pain that ended when I had surgery (microdiscectomy) that eased the pain from a herniated discs in lumbar4 and lumbar5 (L4-L5, L5-S-1) that painfully squeeze...
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SET TENNESSEE 2-MILE AGE 80 RACE RECORD
Picking up speed like a Model T. Set Tennessee's 2-mile road race record for 80-year-old men (no record there before) in Chattanooga Track Club's Scenic City Scorcher event. Not a great pace but enough to do it - overall time 23:10, pace 11:33.
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REGISTERED FOR TWO 2017 HALF MARATHONS
Registered for 2 half-marathons this year, adapting a 10-week plan to train for the 1st in September. I'll also attend a 4 evening Front Runner camp the next 2 weeks, intrigued by that. It's clear I need to be moderate, turning 81 next month, my 2nd year ba...
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TRIATHLON: RESURRECTING 1985 PEUGEOT BIKE
Want to resurrect my 1985 Peugeot Triathlon bike, which helped me win and place 2nd in an intermediate and sprint triathlon when I turned 50 in 1986, the only tris I competed in. The sprint was in Tioga County NY, and the other at Dorchester Park in Whitney...
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FEEL IS GOOD BUT NEED RUNNING TRAINING PLAN
Decided to keep an eye on the high intensity 3PLUS2 running program from FIRST in "Run Less, Run Faster." Three days of run types, two of cross training. I don't feel I'm ready for it at this time, though.   I think I'm more fit to do the RW beginner 10 wee...
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BOOSTING CADENCE, TESTING QUALITY RUNS
Reflecting, I've been influenced in my running goals by others I know, how I matter in a club context, and as well in a competitive one. Too many cooks, I think. I'm losing the joy in the feel of it. Help helps, for sure. But ultimately only I see the star ...
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OLD RUNNING BODY CONFUSES ME
6/24/17- Been training and running for a year and a month now since back at it after a 30-year hiatus and know I haven't "hit my stride" yet. Took a couple of years three decades ago and in college.  More rain and storms soaking the day. Segmented sleep aga...
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JUNE MEDAL IN 10K RACE -- TRAINING THOUGHTS -- NEXT RACE
After the CSMO Riverbend Run 10K race in Chattanooga TN. This, with the 5K and mile fun run, were great events, so well organized and conducted. Third place medal, 70 and older age group. Loved being part of it! # RunningAgainAtAge80 # runningandredemption ...
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Best road race for this 80-year old since back at it ...
Placed first in the age group of 70 years old and older runners. Photos below of the winner and his race data -- race was on March 7, in Chattanooga, TN. The 150 Classic 5K, part of the two day Erlanger Marathon mega roadrace event. #RunningAtAge80
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