Episode 452: Eric Avila – Pro Runner for Adidas on Burnout and Finding the Love of Running

Eric Avila is an Adidas athlete. He is a US National Road Mile Champion. After years of training with the Golden Coast Track Club, he has recently shared that he is now being coached by Ron Warhurst and training with the Very Nice Track Club out of Michigan.

He is a 4-time national champion from Southern Oregon University and 6-time all-American. He also talks about his time at NAU and coming back to school at Southern Oregon. 

In this episode, we talk about his road to becoming a professional athlete. He had a moment where he walked away from the sport and I love the story about finding his way back. We also talk a lot about burnout and how to walk through that and overcome it. 

What we talked about:

4:20- Transitioning to training with the Very Nice Track Club

6:50- Burnout

10:30- His history with running

15:40- Finding a love for running

20:40- Taking a break from running and school

31:05- NAIA

34:45: First going pro

47:00- Signing with adidas

51:35- The decision to leave Terrance Mahone and the Golden Coast Track Club

1:01:15- Burnout

1:24:00- Scratching out of USAs

1:29:00- End of podcast questions

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