Today I have the pleasure of introducing Eduardo Rodriguez as a member of the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Project. Eddy, as I call him, was a terrific runner at the University of Texas. While at UT he qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships and had some amazing PR’s on the track.
I officially met Eddy this summer when he sent me an email asking to join the Greater Texas Track Club…and I soon learned that while Eddy is a man of few words, he’s got a competitive streak which I believe will serve him well as he continues to train for the half and full marathon!
Read a little bit more about Eddy below and if you want to contribute or support our 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Project please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Texas
Personal best times:
14:20 (5000 meters); 29:15 (10,000 meters)
Goal for 2018-2019:
Run 1:04:00 or faster in the half marathon by the end of 2019.
Favorite thing about running:
Running with a team and improving together.
Reason for chasing this dream:
I want to run the standard that so many seek to achieve.
Favorite post-race meal:
I need my strides in, or else I won’t do well.
Proudest running moment:
Running an NCAA Track Regional qualifying mark in the 10,000 meters with three of my teammates.
Current job, outside of running:
High school science teacher.
I am coming back to running after a three year break from training.