Author Archives: Marion Jensen

Live Television

I’m a writer. I can be funny/witty/insightful when I write, but in real life, I’m just awkward. So when I was asked to be on a local television show, I agreed. What I should have done was run very fast, … Continue reading

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I Like You

If you do your research and vote for Bernie Sanders, I like you.   If you do your research and vote for Hillary Clinton, I like you.   If you do your research and vote for anybody but Trump, I … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

One of my favorite parts of being a writer is trying to come up with what’s next. Something happens. You have to decide what comes next. It sound simple, but it’s extremely important. If “what happens next” isn’t believable, a reader … Continue reading

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How Far Should I Run

Okay, to wrap things up, we’re going to talk about how far you should be running. Let me warn you now, the answer is squishy. I’ve never liked the phrase, “listen to your body.” My body gurgles every once in … Continue reading

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A Few More Things

Okay, by now hopefully you’ve had a chance to get out and do some runs. Let’s talk about them. There is a good chance you can’t run as fast as you thought you could without going over your magic number. … Continue reading

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The Magic Number

Bad news. Today we have to do a bit of math. Good news. It’s easy math. This is taken from Phil Maffetone’s book, The Big Book of Endurance Running. Okay, take the number 180. Now subtract your age. That’s it. … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Zones

Today I’m going to tell you about five zones. These zones are based on a book called 80/20 Running, by Matt Fitzgerald. It’s a good book that I highly recommend. I’m going to describe each zone going backward from five to … Continue reading

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You’re Doing It All Wrong

Okay, last time I left with not the most positive of statements. I said if you’ve tried to get into running before, you’re probably doing it wrong. Let me guess how you’ve tried to get into the habit of running. … Continue reading

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A Few Posts On Running

For eight years I’ve tried to become one of those runners. You know the kind. The kind of runner who truly loves running. Right down to their core. They don’t run because they have to. They don’t run so they … Continue reading

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I Can Read Your Mind

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “I would be a lot happier if I could read a book about a boy who shares the same name as one of several internal beams that extends from the eaves to the … Continue reading

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