Scott likes to put an emphasis on the simplicity of running. The sensation of your feet hitting the ground. The satisfaction of sprinting and simply not holding anything back. The awe-inspiring feeling of exploring new terrain. Just like racing, these are all core pieces that add to the overall allure of running, and Scott embraces these often-overlooked aspects of running in his marathon master plan.
“I think in elite running there’s this culture of believing that there’s only one way to run. The way we talk about running is boring, it’s played out, and it’s too specific to be interesting. It’s that ambiguity where the personal nature of running has room to roam in a meaningful and important way… My training doesn’t have to be a means to an end. Just ripping for the sake of ripping is a truly beautiful thing.”
From Flagstaff to Boston
The 123rd running of the Boston Marathon is on Monday, April 15, 2019
Scott has his eyes clearly set on Boston. So much so, that he even rejected a spot to represent Team USA at the World Cross Country Championships.