Runner's World Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter

Runner's World Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter


View All Available Formats & Editions
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details


Renowned running coach Budd Coates presents Runner's World Running on Air, a revolutionary yet simple training method based on rhythmic breathing to help runners at all experience levels improve their performance, prevent injury, and experience the joy of running. Validating his method through a mix of accessible science, Eastern philosophy, and the experiences of test subjects, Coates shows readers how focusing on their breathing brings their minds and bodies into harmony and helps them run stronger, faster, and more comfortably.

Rhythmic breathing increases lung volume; improves awareness and control; helps prevent injury and side stitches; improves running for those with asthma; allows runners to quickly set a pace for quality training and racing; and helps athletes manage muscle cramps. This book reviews the basics of rhythmic breathing, teaching readers how to perform it while walking and, eventually, while running. Weeklong sample schedules from different programs shows readers how to apply the rhythmic breathing scale to any workout. Coates also touches on the importance of stretching, cross-training, and core training and provides detailed training plans and schedules.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609619190
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Series: Runner's World
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 789,725
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Budd Coates has an MS in physical education/exercise physiology and is a Runner's World Coach, a 2:13 marathoner, and a four-time qualifier for the US Marathon Olympic Trials. He lives in Emmaus, PA.

Claire Kowalchik is the author of The Complete Book of Running for Women and a writer/editor with twenty-plus years of experience. She lives in Emmaus, PA.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Preface xii

Chapter 1 Run Stronger, Longer, Faster 1

Chapter 2 The Sweet Spot 11

Chapter 3 The Science of Breathing 17

Chapter 4 Rhythmic Breathing 28

Chapter 5 Beginning Running 44

Chapter 6 Rhythmic Breathing in Training 69

Chapter 7 The 14-Day Training Plan 83

Chapter 8 The 5-K to the 10-K 95

Chapter 9 The 15-K to the Marathon 118

Chapter 10 Training on Hills 171

Chapter 11 Racing 182

Chapter 12 Cross-Training 195

Chapter 13 Trail Running 205

Chapter 14 Strength Training 213

Chapter 15 Stretching 247

Acknowledgments 260

Bibliography 263

Suggested Reading 268

Index 270

About the Authors 276

Customer Reviews