Meet the Athlete: Carston Dammann

Name: Carston Dammann 

Age: 24 

Place of Birth: Rochester, MN 

High School: Lake City High school 

College: Gustavus Adolphus College 

Major/Minor: Chemistry major 

Where do you currently live?: Askarben village (60th St.) 

Occupation/Degree you are working towards: Medical degree 

How long have you been and LRC-Nebraska member?: About 1 week now 

How long have you been running competitively?: Since Junior year of high school 

What excites you most about being an LRCN athlete?: Finally having people to run with and being able to race more 

What does a typical training week look like for you?  Walk us through your daily routine (training related and otherwise): Clinical rotations during the day and usually an early morning run before rotations or a run after rotations before dinner. Usually a long run on Saturday or Sunday morning. Also I try to get at least one workout in during the week.  

We all approach training and racing differently, so tell us what your short-term and long-term goals are with running: Short-term is just to start racing more often. Long-term would be to get a 5k PR time and get under 1:12 in the half marathon 

Where are your 3 favorite places to do long runs at the moment?: 1. Across the pedestrian bridge and into Iowa on the river trail 2. Keystone trail 3. Around Crater Lake 

After a solid race or long run, what is your favorite meal to demolish and replenish those calories?  Please use details and give recommendations!: Gatorade and homemade hash browns  

Share a crazy training or racing story, or simply an interesting moment in time: One year in college we decided to do a 14 mile long run that we called the “Pizza Ranch run”. It was named this because we planned to run from our college town to a nearby town 14 miles away that had a pizza ranch. It was a perfect plan- run, eat unlimited pizza, drive home. The whole run there all we talked about is how amazing pizza ranch was going to taste. Unfortunately we didn’t factor in the problem that sometimes after a long run your stomach isn’t ready for food right away. So we all got to pizza ranch, paid for the full pizza buffet, and then proceeded to eat 2 small slices of pizza each and give up. Very anticlimactic way to end what we thought would be the greatest long run of our lives.  

What book are you currently reading or TV show are you binge watching?: Brooklyn 99  

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?: Thunderstruck, ACDC 

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