Inside A Marathon is the ultimate book for marathon junkies.
– Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com | FULL REVIEW HERE
I’ve known Scott since we were college rivals. If I were to write a theme for his career, I would say he has been underrated over and over again. I know when I line up next to Faubs, that his old PR doesn’t matter, and there is a kick coming for me at the end of the race. In his new book Inside A Marathon you get to see in detail how Scott and Coach Rosario prepare for what they know Scott is capable of, including the most impressive workout of my life where Scott and I run 24 miles side-by-side. Scott’s deeply competitive nature is illustrated in this book, and it demonstrates that you don’t need the world’s approval to do something amazing. “Inside A Marathon” offers training insight into one of the most successful professional teams in the US, as well as a glimpse into the life the often-times, lonely marathoner. Don’t sleep on Scott Fauble. You’re going to keep hearing his name over and over again.
– Jared Ward, 2016 Olympian
It’s not often that we get a first-person perspective on a professional runner’s marathon buildup but that’s exactly what Ben and Scott have offered up in their unique new book, Inside a Marathon. But it’s so much more than that. Aside from sharing the X’s and O’s of Scott’s entire NYC training block, and one another’s respective thoughts on how the training was going week in and week out, this was an intimate behind-the-scenes look into the evolution of a coach-athlete relationship that highlights the importance of honesty, trust, communication and teamwork. I couldn’t put it down.
– Mario Fraioli, Coach and Author of The Morning Shakeout
Inside a Marathon has all the feels. Get lost in the mind of Scott Fauble as he takes you along for the ride from his humble beginnings broken at the end of his college career to finishing 7th at the 2018 NYC Marathon just 3 years later. Between he and Coach Ben’s rapport you will laugh, learn, and be captivated by a pro runner’s journey on and off the course.
– Stephanie Bruce, 2018 USATF 10k Road Champion
It works on every level. You can read it as a story, experiencing the highs and lows Ben and Scott experience as they work together toward the big climax. But you can also read it from your perspective as a self-interested runner who doesn’t give a crap how Scott fares in the Big Apple and cares only your own running. What you’ll see when you do is that preparing for and executing a successful marathon at the sport’s highest level is really one big exercise in problem solving, and the key to success is making good decisions all along the way.
– Matt Fitzgerald, Author of 80/20 Running, How Bad Do You Want It, The Endurance Diet and more
Scott Fauble, Northern Arizona Elite and coach Ben Rosario serve as an excellent example for other professional runners in providing fans with some of the best insight and understanding into what goes into a breakthrough performance. “Inside A Marathon” brings together biographical details of Fauble’s running career and the textbook elements of some eye-popping workouts that will leave you wow’ed. Combine that all together and you not only get the full story behind one of the strongest American marathon performances of the year but an idea of why Fauble will be a contender for the 2020 U.S. Olympic team. A recommended read for runners at all levels.
– Chris Chavez, Sports Illustrated
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….
Has the relationship between a coach and athlete ever been explored in this level of first-person detail, week by week? It’s like listening in on an extended conversation between colleagues who work in a field I’ll never be qualified to enter (Fauble often calls running his “job”). But it’s not all technical talk, unintelligible to the non-marathoner; it’s two people who are preparing for a very big event and worrying, together and separately, about how it will shake out. We’ve all been there, no matter where we work. By week 3 I was completely invested in caring about how things went….
If you’re a runner or just someone who wants to understand elite athletes and their training, this unique book offers meaningful insights along with healthy doses of humor … there’s nothing else quite like it on your shelf, I guarantee!
– Julie Hammonds, High Country Running