Eric Collard Found Running After Football, and Now He’s Hooked


Today I’m going a few easy miles with a runner, a podcaster, and coach (running and otherwise) Eric Collard.

Eric Collard

Eric Collard

Like many of us, Eric’s running tastes continue to evolve.

10 years ago, he was focused more on speed and racing.

Now, he enjoys taking his time and running long. And if he happens to run a race, so be it.

Not a Natural Runner

Eric was not a natural runner by any stretch.

In his younger days, he played all the sports but football was his focus.

As a collegiate offensive lineman, he doesn’t exactly fit the prototype of a distance runner.

But after his football career was derailed by a pretty serious back injury, he still had the competitive fire inside him.

He started down the road of triathlons and has an Ironman finish under his belt.

Triathlon forced him to do some running, and over time it has become something that he enjoys.


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When Eric was getting into running during his triathlon days, he learned a valuable lesson:

Running isn’t bad for you. It’s just running badly that’s bad for you!

For Eric, focusing on form to protect his body while he is running has made all the difference for him. And that is exactly what Chi Running has done for him.

Joy of Coaching

Eric Collard

Coach Eric Collard

Eric has been a coach for many years.

He started his coaching career as a football coach in youth football in his area.

And things have grown from there.

Eric coaches people in the business/PR world in addition to coaching athletes (triathletes and runners).

He’s also a certified Chi Running instructor, and has traveled all over Canada helping teach runners the principles of Chi Running.

Wellness Wednesdays

Eric has been working on a podcast for awhile now, and his show looks at the many different aspects of wellness.

Eric’s show will be on iTunes soon, but for now he has over 30 episodes published to his website.

And I had the pleasure of being on his show recently. If you want to check it out, just click here.


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If you’d like to connect with Eric, make sure to check out his website and say hi to him on Twitter.

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