There’s a secret way that anyone can run faster and injury-free, and with less effort than ever before. This surprising and simple method has helped everyone from beginners to world-class runners set personal bests in every event imaginable: 5-Ks, 10-Ks, half-marathons, and even marathons. Learn how to unlock your full potential, too!
The secret is “rhythmic breathing,” a revolutionary
technique developed by champion runner Budd Coates — a
four-time qualifier for the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials — and revealed for you in the new book Running on Air.
“When I started using rhythmic breathing, my best marathon time was 2:52. After mastering the method, I set a personal best of 2:13.”
Author of Running on Air
“The first half-marathon I ran after using rhythmic breathing in training was the most comfortable in my life. And I ran it 30 seconds per mile faster than my previous half!”
“There were drastic changes in my race times, and the only difference was that I was using rhythmic breathing.”
“After a few runs, I noticed that my pace had increased by a full minute, from 10-minute miles to 9-minute miles, without putting in much more effort.”
In Running on Air, you’ll learn how to use strategic breathing tempos to regulate your intensity, protect your body from injury, and naturally run your fastest. Running on Air will show you how you can:
Slash your per-mile pace! By learning how to belly-breathe — chances are, you don’t — your lungs will be able to fill with the largest amount of air. This transfers more oxygen to your working muscles — for peak performance that seems effortless!
Never suck wind! Instead of letting jitters and eagerness cause you to start out too fast, the rhythmic breathing pattern will help get you running at the optimal speed — with no early fatigue or gasping for air! So you run strong, from start to finish.
Avoid injuries! Most people land on the same foot each time they exhale, leading to nagging injuries on one side of the body. Rhythmic breathing shows you how to strategically exhale to correct this imbalance, and how to spend more time inhaling — which stabilizes your core and helps you avoid and alleviate impact stress injuries.
Listen to your body! Instead of using a heart rate monitor to train at a certain intensity, rhythmic breathing will ensure you train at the perfect intensity — for your body on any given day. It happens automatically, no technology needed!
Once you read Running on Air, you can quickly experience how effortless running can be. Your breathing will be comfortable. Your cadence will be smooth and even. And your body will move like a well-oiled machine. Yes, you’ll feel like you’re Running on Air!
Running on Air is a complete training guide for any level of runner: beginner, recreational, and even elite. You’ll find a 10-week beginner’s plan as well as a 14-day training cycle for those who run for optimal health and fitness.
But you’ll also get complete training programs for running a 5-K, 10-K, 15-K, half-marathon, and marathon, as well as how to progress from one event to another. And because Running on Air uses the revolutionary rhythmic breathing method, each plan is completely customized to your level of fitness and ability.