TRAIN HARD, TAPER SMART.
Scott Fauble is no stranger to speed. The NAZ Elite standout has a number of top performances in the past year, highlighted by a 7th place at both the NYC and Boston Marathons. He lowered his marathon PR to 2:09:09 (4:55 per mile) and established himself as a favorite to represent the USA in the 2020 Olympics.
But what really sets Scott apart from others is his transparency in his training. Earlier this year, Scott and his coach Ben Rosario published Inside a Marathon — a complete deep dive on Scott’s training and lifestyle leading up to the 2018 NYC Marathon. The photograph-packed book records every mile, workout, interval, and rest day, while simultaneously documenting Scott and Coach Rosario’s feelings (and the updated Second Edition has a chapter on Scott’s Boston race!)
We recently caught up with Scott to talk about tapering. Tapering is when athletes lower training loads in the final weeks before a big effort, giving their body extra time to recover while maintaining fitness. Scott has many tips on how to maximize tapering that can be beneficial to anyone — from first timer to Olympic hopeful.