I'm always reading something, usually multiple books at a time.
This post is inspired by a comment someone made in a review of Mean Streak on Goodreads. The reviewer noted that Sandra Brown is obviously not a runner, because she had her female protagonist doing a 20-mile training run when she was only nine days out from a marathon. I hadn't thought about this while reading, but it's true. The character should have been tapering! She would most likely have done her last 20-miler when the race was three weeks away. The usual strategy is to drop training volume the last couple-few weeks before race day to ensure fresh legs. Also, the character decided it was a good idea to do this 20-miler on remote trails in the mountains of North Carolina without a running buddy. And she is supposed to be smart.
Near the end of the book, the character crosses the finish line of a marathon, and she is cheered, since she is the organizer and chief fundraiser of the charity race in question. But the author leaves out details any runner would want to know: What was her time? Was it a PR (personal record)? If so, by how much? Was it a BQ (Boston qualifying)? The important things!