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Inside a Marathon gives readers an all-access pass into the mind of a coach and an athlete as they work together to prepare for one of the world's most prestigious races, the New York City Marathon. Follow along from two different perspectives as Scott Fauble and Ben Rosario share all of the highs and lows over the course of the 18 weeks leading into NYC. Fauble and Rosari ...more
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Published October 21st 2019
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Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I run, but I'm not a marathoner. This book—part training log, part two-person journal—took me inside a world I'll never inhabit. In this world, professional runner Scott Fauble and Coach Ben Rosario are preparing and executing a plan that, if successful, will place them at the very highest levels of their sport. It's a world where a sub-5-minute mile is a training pace, 100-mile weeks are normal, and time spent lifting weights or foam rolling is tracked as carefully as time spent pounding the ro ...more
Jen (LOHF/Book Den)
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: running, nonfiction
This probably feels like a pretty random review from me, but I have two reasons for wanting to post it. 1) I'm trying to get in a habit of reviewing every book that I read. 2) I really loved it so I want to put some thoughts out into the world.

I think the best way to explain what this book is about is to pull this paragraph from the chapter 1:

"That brings us to what this book is—in the simplest terms, this book is a training log. It’s a record of the training that is going to happen between this
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you care about running at all, you'll read this book. Amazing insight to the highest level of athletic achievement. I especially enjoyed the side-by-side commentary of coach and athlete. This book got me fired up to start marathon training again. ...more
Troy Argent
Sep 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Scott Fauble has become one of my favorite runners over the last few years. Whether it be for his burrito loving posts or his opinion on movies. Fauble has easily become a runner I love to hear from.

So when the opportunity to get a detailed look inside the life of Scott Fauble the athlete presented itself. It was always going to be on my to read list.

Anyone that has prepared for a marathon knows that if you commit to it. The journey can be a roller coaster. What I loved about this book was the
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great insight from both an athlete and coach perspective of a build up to a marathon. Really enjoyed seeing the process at work
Carianne Carleo-Evangelist
This was definitely my first book about a marathon after running NYC, and probably my first book about running. I just needed a break. This book was the perfect re-entry. Fauble and Ben Rosario detail the 18 week journey to Fauble, Scott Smith ("The Scotts") and Steph Bruce's running of the 2018 NYC Marathon. While the focus is on Fauble, Smith, Bruce, Kellyn Taylor and other NAZ runners make appearance is Fauble's training log.

Fauble came on Ben Rosario's radar as a college senior - both throu
Elisa Becze
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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If you run marathons (or even if you don't), and you want to know an honest and authentic account of how an elite runner and his coach run/train for a marathon, read this book. Spoiler (well not really): They have the same success and failures, challenges and setbacks, and hopes and dreams that you and I do--they just have them while running way faster and way more miles than you or I do. :P

Plus, Scott's account of his actual NYC race was some of the best storytelling I've read in a while. I was
John Spiller
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I did not know this book existed until it showed up on an Amazon recommendation feed because I read "Running the Dream" by Matt Fitzgerald. While I somewhat enjoyed "Running the Dream," I learned much more from "Inside a Marathon".

"Inside a Marathon" is a detailed exploration of an elite marathoner's 18 week preparation for the New York City Marathon. It is one thing to see a training log, it is another thing to read the real-time experience of grinding out those 100-110 mile weeks. If that was
Andrea Hill
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I got this book on the day of the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials. Sadly and surprisingly, Fauble didn't have the day most people expected. Still, I was eager to take a glimpse into his training and approach to racing.

I've never been more than an age grouper and my best runs are well behind me, but that didn't stop me from feeling inspired by these intense workouts and paces. I loved the chance to see "behind the curtain" and get a glimpse into the personalities of Scott and his coach. I'll defi
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating and often witty insight into marathon training at the highest level

A training diary sharing the lead up to a marathon and the race itself; an in-depth view of the training and lifestyle of a professional athlete and his coach. Honest, often witty (a few times my husband asked what I was laughing at) and gripping (even if you knew the outcome!) One for fans of the sport and coaches, highly recommended!
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a real account of running and marathon training. No bullshit, not a whole lot of romanticism at all. Scott Fauble is a witty and honest writer, his coach is great as well. Worth reading for anybody who is a fan of the sport.
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great look at Scott Fauble and the Marathon

This book lays out what it takes to be great in the marathon. If you are looking for insights into training as well as motivation towards your next race I highly recommend this book. It was fun to read and I’m sad it’s over. Go Scott!
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read for running nerds

This book was excellent. It gave an in depth look at the training methods and relationship of a proracer and coach and was highly entertaining. A must read for anyone into the nitty gritty of marathon training.
Mark Gaskins
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the honesty of this book! Scott Fauble is an absolute beast!
Apr 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
An unexpected joy - entertaining, inspiring and practical.
Arunaabh Shah
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Humorous, insightful and absolutely beautiful. In awe of Ben Rosario and Scott Fauble and their amazing buildup leading up to NYC marathon 2018.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I strongly recommend to read especially to all who are running. Fantastic insight into the sports training of a top athlete. very beneficial book.
Logan Petty
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fairly competitive runner myself, I got more than I bargained for with this one. Not only was it absolutely fascinating to take a peek into the mind of one of America’s great marathoners and coaches. But I was able to identify thing with my own training to tweak and try. And perhaps most importantly I read it just in time to get me really fired up for my next training cycle, which will undoubtedly contain a shadow of some of Fauble’s workouts.
Only complaint is that I can’t give it four and a h
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As an infrequent runner, I didn't know if this book would be interesting to me. After the first chapter, I was hooked. It was fascinating to learn about the world of professional running in such an accessible, exciting way. I couldn't put it down. ...more
Joshua Sutterfield
Awesome insight into an elite runners preparation, training and running of a marathon. Also cool to read the coaches thought throughout the build up.
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic! Everyone curious about the inner workings of an elite athlete should read this book.
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