Name: Ashlyn Glann
Hometown: Newton, Kansas
Current residence: Omaha
Occupation/Degree you are working towards: First year medical student at Creighton working towards MD
High School: Newton High School
College (major/minor) Creighton University, majored in biology and minored in biophysics
What is your running background? I began running track and 7th grade and cross country in 8th grade, then ran throughout high school and 4 years at Creighton.
Favorite distance to run? 3k-5k
What are your future running goals? Break 17:00 in the 5k and 10:00 in the 3k in the next couple of years, and then move up and work on breaking 2:45 in the marathon
I can’t run without…? My inhaler (asthma sucks)
Do you do anything to stay injury free? I try to roll out and do a stretching routine before running, then usually do a mile and then another set of drills before my actual run. Doesn’t quite help with my main problem though, which is rolling my right ankle.
Do you have a favorite running book/podcast/movie/athlete?
Book: How Bad Do You Want It by Matt Fitzgerald
Podcast: On Coaching with Magnus and Marcus is my absolute favorite.
Athlete: Jenny Simpson
What is your favorite race you have competed in the past? Definitely Market to Market! I loved being part of a team where we were all feeding off of each other’s energy
What is your number one bucket list race you would like to do in the future? I’m really excited for Shamrock Shuffle in the spring, but not really any specific bucket list ones
Do you have any advice to other runners? Just keep grinding; the results will eventually come.
What are your PRs?
How long have you been an LRC-Nebraska member? About 7 months
What excites you the most about being an LRC-Nebraska athlete? The ability to be on a team and continue to compete with a great group of people.
What does a typical training week look like for you? Walk us through your daily routine (training related and otherwise): I usually get up at about 6 in order to get to school by 7 to look over a few things before class. I usually have class, lab, or clinical skills from about 8 to 3:30 or so, and then I run after that, lifting 2-3x a week. I usually eat dinner after and then return to school to study from 7-11 or so, before going to bed and doing it all again the next day. I usually do 2-3 harder efforts/workouts during the week and long runs on weekends, then working on relaxing and taking an off/down day on Sundays.
We all approach training and racing differently, so tell us what your short-term and long-term goals are with running: Short term is to PR in the 5k, long term (like 6-10 years away) is Olympic trial qualifier in the marathon.
Where are your 3 favorite places to do long runs at the moment?
Wabash, this really hilly south Omaha route, and probably the keystone trail.
After a solid race or long run, what is your favorite meal to demolish and replenish those calories? Please use details and give recommendations! After a race usually nice burger, preferably with mushrooms on it, and a cold beer to treat myself.
Share a crazy training or racing story, or simply an interesting moment in time: One time in college we were running down 13th street in Omaha when 3 police cars pulled over to the sidewalk, got out of their cars as we were running by, and headed towards one of the buildings nearby. Not sure what was going on but it seemed intense.
What book are you currently reading or TV show are you binge watching? Currently bingeing Brooklyn Nine-Nine and reading Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande
You’re the star of a running movie, and the opening scene is you running on a winding dirt road, with a beautiful sunrise. What song is playing in the background? Warriors by Too Many Zooz or SICKO MODE by Travis Scott