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Podcast about running in the Midwest. Races happening in and around Illinois and interviews with local runners I want to learn more about.

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United States

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Podcast about running in the Midwest. Races happening in and around Illinois and interviews with local runners I want to learn more about.

Language:

English

Contact:

8159732941


Episodes
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Matthias? How are you doing this?

6/7/2024
Send us a Text Message. In this episode, Jen sits down with a special co-host, Stephanie Kemmeren, to delve into a conversation with her husband and co-host, Matthias. Before diving into the main discussion, Jen and Stephanie chat about recent races and preview some exciting upcoming events. The heart of the episode features Matthias, who shares his personal journey and insights that can help fellow runners. Jen poses key questions to Matthias about his weight loss journey and the training regimen that enabled him to not only achieve but surpass his goals. This episode is packed with valuable information for ultrarunners looking to enhance their training and stay motivated. Tune in for an inspiring and informative session that will boost your ultrarunning pursuits! Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:07:40

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The Lily Podcast

5/24/2024
Send us a Text Message. 🎙️ **The Lily Podcast - Episode Release on May 24th!** 🎙️ In this exciting episode of The Lily Podcast, recorded last week, we dive into the incredible journey of Lily, an ultrarunner who embodies humility, speed, kindness, and positivity. 🌟 Lily shares her recent ultrarunning adventure at the Rocky Raccoon race in Texas. We also get an insider’s perspective from Andrea Summers, who served as Lily’s pacer and provided unique insights into the race dynamics. In addition to race stories, we uncover some fascinating details about Wausa, adding another layer of intrigue to this episode. Lily openly discusses the valuable lessons she's learned from her mistakes, offering a wealth of wisdom for both seasoned runners and newcomers alike. To top it off, Lily answers several amazing questions from our listeners, providing thoughtful and inspiring responses. This episode is packed with stories, insights, and practical tips from one of the most humble and positive figures in the ultrarunning community. 🎧 #TheLilyPodcast #Ultrarunning #RockyRaccoon #PodcastRelease #RunningCommunity #Inspiration Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:26:57

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Dr. Lauren Podcast

3/8/2024
Send us a Text Message. In this special episode of "Runners of the Corn," hosts Jen and Grace sat down with Dr. Lauren Wills on February 9th. Dr. Lauren shared her remarkable journey into running and how it intersected with her career as a chiropractor. She discussed her experiences with Eco Trail Races and her enduring passion for the Hennepin 100. The episode also delved into Dr. Lauren's insights into balancing motherhood with running, highlighting the challenges and rewards of maintaining an active lifestyle while raising a family. This episode is particularly poignant as it coincides with International Women's Day, celebrating the achievements and contributions of women worldwide. The podcast is brought to you by three women who own businesses, serve as race directors, and are dedicated to uplifting and empowering other women in the sport. Tune in for an inspiring conversation about running, motherhood, and empowerment in the running community. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:05:32

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The Dewey Podcast

2/22/2024
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to Runners of the Corn, the podcast where we explore the inspiring stories of everyday runners. In this episode, Matthias and Jen sit down with Aaron Dewey, a passionate runner who shares his incredible journey. Aaron talks about how he first got into running, his weight loss journey, and the transformative power of running in his life. He also shares some valuable insights and inspiration to keep moving forward. Tune in to hear Aaron's story and be inspired by his determination and resilience. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:00:47:22

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Exploring the Ultra Journey with Morgan

2/8/2024
Send us a Text Message. For the start of Season 3 of the Runners of the Corn Podcast, hosts Jen and Lyn embark on a captivating exploration of ultrarunning alongside special guest Morgan Mader. Morgan shares her unique journey from weightlifting to running, revealing the pivotal moments that sparked her passion for endurance sports. Listeners are treated to glimpse Morgan's motivations for embracing the challenges of ultrarunning and her unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries. From her initial foray into the sport to her relentless pursuit of the toughest races. Throughout the episode, Jen and Lyn delve into the mindset and determination required to excel in ultrarunning, prompting Morgan to share valuable insights on overcoming obstacles and achieving personal milestones. In addition to discussing her running journey, Morgan generously offers a glimpse into her fitness routine, providing listeners tips and strategies for improving their performance on the trails. Filled with candid conversation and actionable advice, this episode is a treasure trove of inspiration for ultrarunners of all levels. Tune in as Jen, Lyn, and Morgan navigate the highs and lows of the ultrarunning world on the Runners of the Corn Podcast. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:41:29

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A Child's Take on the Ultraworld

12/30/2023
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to a special episode of the Runners of the Corn Podcast! I'm shaking things up by sitting down with my 7 and 12-year-old nieces. Ever wondered what kids think about ultrarunners and the wild things we do, like tackling 100 milers? Join us as they spill the beans and share their hilarious take on their Auntie's running adventures. It's a lighthearted and unique perspective on the world of ultrarunning from the next generation – don't miss it! Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:00:27:00

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Dino Trails : Unveiling the Dinosaur Valley Endurance Event with Libby Jones

12/7/2023
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to another exciting episode of Runners of the Corn! In this episode, hosts Jen and Lyn are joined by the incredible Libby Jones from Active Joe Racing to delve into the thrilling world of the Dinosaur Valley Endurance Event. Jen, a seasoned runner who has conquered the 100-mile race not once but twice, shares her firsthand experiences and insights. The focus of the discussion revolves around providing valuable tips and ideas for prospective participants interested in taking on the challenge of the Dinosaur Valley Endurance Event, located in the picturesque Glen Rose, Texas. As one of only 18 100K races in the United States designated as a Western States Qualifier, the race holds a special place in ultra-runners' hearts. Libby Jones, an authority in the field, sheds light on the journey to becoming a Western States Qualifier, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the dedication and perseverance required. Whether you're a seasoned ultra-runner or contemplating your first 100K or 100 Miler, this episode is packed with insights and inspiration to fuel your passion for running. Tune in and join the conversation as they explore the challenges, triumphs, and unique aspects of the Dinosaur Valley Endurance Event. Lace-up your shoes and get ready for an engaging discussion that will leave you motivated to hit the trails! https://www.theactivejoe.com/ https://www.facebook.com/dinosaurvalley100 https://www.instagram.com/theactivejoe/ Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:28:41

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Randy Knight: Tales from Hennepin Hundred to Cocodona and Beyond

10/25/2023
Send us a Text Message. Welcome to another exciting episode of "Runners of the Corn," where we dive deep into the world of ultrarunning and bring you inspiring stories from the trail. In this episode, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the seasoned ultrarunner, Randy Knight, as he takes us on a journey through his years of incredible experiences. Randy has conquered numerous 100-mile races and embarked on multiple destination runs that have left a mark on his life. He shares his insights, wisdom, and thrilling tales from some of the most challenging ultrarunning events, including Tunnel Hill and the daunting Cocodona. Our host, Jen, asks the 200 questions with Randy as they delve into the nitty-gritty details of what it truly takes to tackle an event like Cocodona. From assembling the perfect crew to intense training regimens, Randy provides a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience that any aspiring ultrarunner will find invaluable. So, lace up your running shoes and prepare for an engaging conversation with Randy Knight, where we explore the world of ultrarunning like never before. Whether you're a seasoned ultrarunner or someone looking to take their first steps into this challenging yet rewarding world, this episode is sure to inspire and inform. Don't miss out on this exciting installment of "Runners of the Corn"! Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:13:43

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The Long Run Chronicles: From Chicago to Hennepin - Stories of Running Resilience and Beyond

10/12/2023
Send us a Text Message. In this episode of "The Long Run Chronicles," we dive into the exhilarating world of distance running, sharing stories that span the spectrum from marathons to ultra races. Our hosts, Jen, Lyn, and Lauren, kick things off by recounting the electrifying atmosphere of the Chicago Marathon, where dedicated athletes from around the world come to test their limits. Lyn shares a compelling narrative of how Alan's dream of running the Boston Marathon was derailed but then takes us on a remarkable journey as he rekindles his passion and embarks on the path to requalification. As we delve into the quest for personal records in the Windy City, we gain insights into the secrets of success in the Chicago Marathon. The hosts also recount their experiences at the Hennepin 100 weekend, where they played roles in managing the 50-mile finish line. The awe-inspiring finishes at Hennepin showcase the extraordinary efforts runners make to cross the line, even in the face of setbacks. We also discuss the challenging topic of DNFs (Did Not Finish) and explore the mental and emotional resilience required to face race-day adversity. The hosts delve into the delicate balance of maintaining relationships with both running and non-running partners while juggling ultra training. They share personal anecdotes about the challenges and joys that come with the territory. In a lighter moment, they discuss the not-so-pretty side of distance running: gross feet and missing toenails. This candid conversation provides some comic relief while highlighting the sacrifices dedicated runners make in pursuit of their passion. To cap things off, we take a fascinating detour to the Mines of Spain and Dino 100 training in a setting that's anything but ordinary. This episode of "The Long Run Chronicles" is a thrilling and insightful journey through the highs and lows of the distance running world, showcasing the unwavering spirit of athletes who push their boundaries and defy the odds. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:07:15

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Matthias Kemmeren: Running the Leadville 100-Mile Journey

9/13/2023
Send us a Text Message. The runner's side of things: Join us as we sit down with Matthias Kemmeren and dive deep into his Leadville 100 experience on the latest Runners of the Corn podcast episode. Get ready to hear firsthand about the highs, lows, and unforgettable moments from the runner's perspective. Take advantage of this captivating journey through the Leadville trails! Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:22:50

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The Leadville Experience

8/30/2023
Send us a Text Message. Join us in this Runners of the Corn podcast episode as we journey to Leadville for an unforgettable experience. We dive into the excitement of pacing, crewing, and running alongside the incredible Yeti trail and ultra runners. We recount our firsthand encounters during the race event, from shuttle rides to soaking in the Twin Lakes ambiance. Listen in as we capture the emotional start line, explore charming coffee shops, visit the Mayqueen aid station, and navigate through unexpected challenges like water shortages. Feel the euphoria of crossing the finish line during the golden hour and enjoy a sneak peek at the stunning photos that captured these memorable moments. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:11:23

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The Tiger 10 Miler Race, Ultra Adventures, and Western States: A Conversation with Chris Remhof

7/5/2023
Send us a Text Message. First, race sign up: https://runsignup.com/race/il/byron/tiger10milertrailrace?fbclid=IwAR2POo8c1iCM8QqcrBRdxnTk2jq9BQ8FbMWuMH9vsLTJlvKLBiGTSVYJFBM In this podcast episode, our guest Chris Remhof takes us on an exhilarating journey through his running experiences and involvement in the Tiger 10 Miler race in Byron, Illinois. Chris shares his inspiring story of how he started running and discovered his passion for endurance events like Spartan races, marathons, and ultra-distance running. Interestingly, Chris admits that he never desired to run 100 miles until he found himself at the Western States 100 race. He recounts his experiences at this iconic event and how fate led him to become a crew member for his friend. However, with unexpected twists and turns, Chris ended up pacing Oscar from Norway, which was a serendipitous and rewarding experience. During the podcast, our host Jen can't contain her excitement as Chris shares his encounters with renowned runners such as Sally McRae, while our co-host Matthias becomes captivated by the allure of the Western States race. As the episode draws to a close, Chris encourages listeners to seize the opportunity to sign up for the Tiger 10 Miler race in Byron, Illinois. He emphasizes taking advantage of the current registration price before the next increase, inviting all running enthusiasts to participate in this exciting event. Tune in to this podcast episode to be inspired by Chris Remhof's incredible running journey, his unexpected adventures at the Western States race, and to learn more about the thrilling Tiger 10 Miler race in Byron, Illinois. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:26:41

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The Gristmill Grind and Beyond: Conversations with Ultra Runner Dan Stumpenhorst

6/21/2023
Send us a Text Message. Join us as we chat with Dan Stumpenhorst, an ultra runner passionate about nature, farming, and trail running. Listen in as Dan shares his journey into ultra running, how he was introduced to trail running by the Coyote Group, and how this led to creating the Gristmill Grind Race in September. We discuss the incredible impact that the running community has had on Dan and his wife, Sandy. From the camaraderie of the Yeti group to the Frozen Toe Challenge and the 10-mile Fat Ass event on Thanksgiving day, we delve into the importance of consistency and motivation for running. Don't miss this inspiring conversation with Dan Stumpenhorst, and get ready to feel motivated to lace up your running shoes and hit the trails! Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:11:43

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The Trail Tales: Unraveling Ultrarunning with Michele Schueler

6/7/2023
Send us a Text Message. The Trail Tales: Unraveling Ultrarunning with Michele Schueler Join us for a lively conversation with the incredible Michele Schueler as she and ROC discuss the joys of nighttime ultra running, sharing laughter and valuable tips for runners at every level. Fueling your body is crucial, and Michele shares her experience with physical therapy and injury recovery while our conversation expands to include everything from the origins of the Yetis to memorable races and overcoming challenges. We also dive into the importance of having a great support system during ultra-marathons and the value of self-care and self-expression in running. Finally, listen as Michele reflects on how ultra running has shaped her perspective on life and offers advice for others starting out on their running journey. So grab a drink, settle in, and join us for this entertaining and insightful episode with Michele, Jen, and Grace. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:07:02

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Stone Bridge 5 Year Live Edition

5/24/2023
Send us a Text Message. We recorded during the Stone Bridge's 5-year Anniversary with various stories about Stone Bridge and Grace. In addition, we threw in some random questions and talked a bit about our training. A recorded section was missing from the FB live where we answered questions. (17:21 into Podcast) Markers are added for that section. Up next is the next guest that can fit us into their schedule. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:04:27

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Pinetum Update and 2022 Pinetum Podcast

5/10/2023
Send us a Text Message. Quick Pinetum update and last year's Pinetum Podcast, recycled. Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:00:54:23

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Potawatomi Recap 2023

4/22/2023
Send us a Text Message. We start with a quick recap of the Skunk Ape race, which took place in Dixon, Il, and lead into a race recap of the Potawatomi Trail Races, which takes place in Pekin, Il. We share audio clips taken there. Thank you Mike Kelsey for another amazing year! https://pledgeit.org/solomonforsowf?fbclid=IwAR1ylEjVNoy6AaSTYBvQ7FEd0qnHKQc7rcwLE4J40pGyxDXe8M9NOWMtS80 Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:36:24

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The Dan Blumhoff Podcast

4/5/2023
Send us a Text Message. Dan sits down with Jen and Andrea and talks about how his running journey began. Who leads Dan to the ultra Kool-Aid, and what is next? Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:15:34

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Donna Jasper Podcast

3/22/2023
Send us a Text Message. Read below for Links: We sit down with Donna to discuss how her running journey started. Donna shares some inspiring stories that we can't wait to share. As mentioned on the podcast: Joe Stengel Race Dark Horse Lodge Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:00:54:26

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Women Running

3/8/2023
Send us a Text Message. In this episode, we talk about everything from periods to belly breathing. We share a few products we like to help us in our running, specifically for women. Guys, if you're thinking of skipping this one, don't! There is some knowledge here that is sure to impress the ladies in your life. You just might get a chuckle or two out of this as well. Show Notes: Kindara Period App - App Andrea mentions she uses for tracking Diastasis Recti - Mentioned as something you might want to look up, you look up videos on abdominal coning. Diaphragmatic breathing is an exercise technique to help strengthen your diaphragm and fill your lungs with air more efficiently. - mentioned by Dr. Laurren Jen's Fav Undies - No cotton, Fruit of the Loom, Breathable Micro Mesh The other ladies fav undies... none Two-Toms Sports Shield Wipes Be sure to follow us at facebook.com/RunnersOfTheCorn or instagram.com/runnersofthecorn

Duration:01:06:34