2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Project — Eduardo Rodriguez

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 thedailyrun@gmail.com.


College:
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:
Eggs Benedict

Pre-race superstition:
I need my strides in, or else I won’t do well.

Favorite workout:
Mile repeats.

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.

Bonus:
I am coming back to running after a three year break from training.


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