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A lighthearted conversation by trail, road, and ultra runners about their lives as runners and the issues that are interesting or important to them and guests of the show. TJM is meant to be a companion to you as you run. Think of us as your running partners on days when you just need some friends to get you out on an easy run. The show is composed of 10 segments, one for each mile, and every 10 minutes or so we move on to the next topic, to keep things interesting. Among the hosts' experience are ten 100-mile finishes, dozens of half and full marathons, plenty of 50-milers, and some speedy 5ks and a BQ (and a handful of DNFs). Scott Kummer is an attorney, doberman owner and quite possibly the most painstakingly average runner known to man. Scott has stumbled through numerous plus 4 and 5 hour marathons. He's DNF'ed the 150 mile, 100 mile, 50 mile and marathon distance. He was once kicked out of an ultra runing group due to allegations of cyber-bullying. He has a habit of offending people by accident while trying to help them. He is a co-founder of the Flatlander Ultrarunners in Chicagoland which has rapidly grown to over 600 members. He came up with the idea for Ten Junk Miles after becoming frustrated with hearing interview after interview of Scott Jurek and deciding that runners needed more: more discussions of bathroom breaks that went wrong, pacer stories from hell, DNF reports, stories of getting lost on the trail and other related matters. Tony Silvestri, father, husband, ultra runner, took up podcast production on a whim in 2015 to help out the show. Simply put, if Al Gore hadn't invented the internet, Tony would have. He can grill a pizza on an open flame. He can create (and end) long lasting friendships faster than you can say "turn over a new leaf." He's still waiting for that first 100. Sometimes he talks wayyyyy too much on the show but we overlook that, because it is a little known fact that he once stopped a coyote from attacking the gang with a cold dad stare. Amy Briggs was born with a piano atta

A lighthearted conversation by trail, road, and ultra runners about their lives as runners and the issues that are interesting or important to them and guests of the show. TJM is meant to be a companion to you as you run. Think of us as your running partners on days when you just need some friends to get you out on an easy run. The show is composed of 10 segments, one for each mile, and every 10 minutes or so we move on to the next topic, to keep things interesting. Among the hosts' experience are ten 100-mile finishes, dozens of half and full marathons, plenty of 50-milers, and some speedy 5ks and a BQ (and a handful of DNFs). Scott Kummer is an attorney, doberman owner and quite possibly the most painstakingly average runner known to man. Scott has stumbled through numerous plus 4 and 5 hour marathons. He's DNF'ed the 150 mile, 100 mile, 50 mile and marathon distance. He was once kicked out of an ultra runing group due to allegations of cyber-bullying. He has a habit of offending people by accident while trying to help them. He is a co-founder of the Flatlander Ultrarunners in Chicagoland which has rapidly grown to over 600 members. He came up with the idea for Ten Junk Miles after becoming frustrated with hearing interview after interview of Scott Jurek and deciding that runners needed more: more discussions of bathroom breaks that went wrong, pacer stories from hell, DNF reports, stories of getting lost on the trail and other related matters. Tony Silvestri, father, husband, ultra runner, took up podcast production on a whim in 2015 to help out the show. Simply put, if Al Gore hadn't invented the internet, Tony would have. He can grill a pizza on an open flame. He can create (and end) long lasting friendships faster than you can say "turn over a new leaf." He's still waiting for that first 100. Sometimes he talks wayyyyy too much on the show but we overlook that, because it is a little known fact that he once stopped a coyote from attacking the gang with a cold dad stare. Amy Briggs was born with a piano atta
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A lighthearted conversation by trail, road, and ultra runners about their lives as runners and the issues that are interesting or important to them and guests of the show. TJM is meant to be a companion to you as you run. Think of us as your running partners on days when you just need some friends to get you out on an easy run. The show is composed of 10 segments, one for each mile, and every 10 minutes or so we move on to the next topic, to keep things interesting. Among the hosts' experience are ten 100-mile finishes, dozens of half and full marathons, plenty of 50-milers, and some speedy 5ks and a BQ (and a handful of DNFs). Scott Kummer is an attorney, doberman owner and quite possibly the most painstakingly average runner known to man. Scott has stumbled through numerous plus 4 and 5 hour marathons. He's DNF'ed the 150 mile, 100 mile, 50 mile and marathon distance. He was once kicked out of an ultra runing group due to allegations of cyber-bullying. He has a habit of offending people by accident while trying to help them. He is a co-founder of the Flatlander Ultrarunners in Chicagoland which has rapidly grown to over 600 members. He came up with the idea for Ten Junk Miles after becoming frustrated with hearing interview after interview of Scott Jurek and deciding that runners needed more: more discussions of bathroom breaks that went wrong, pacer stories from hell, DNF reports, stories of getting lost on the trail and other related matters. Tony Silvestri, father, husband, ultra runner, took up podcast production on a whim in 2015 to help out the show. Simply put, if Al Gore hadn't invented the internet, Tony would have. He can grill a pizza on an open flame. He can create (and end) long lasting friendships faster than you can say "turn over a new leaf." He's still waiting for that first 100. Sometimes he talks wayyyyy too much on the show but we overlook that, because it is a little known fact that he once stopped a coyote from attacking the gang with a cold dad stare. Amy Briggs was born with a piano atta

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Episodes

Gang Show 91 - With Camille Herron

11/15/2018
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How lucky are we? Camille Herron and Conor Holt came over to the studio, drank way too much, and participated in a gang show (Sleeping in the Ann Trason Bedroom of course). We grilled the "Tall Poppy" on her life and running, Comrades, what's going on in the ultra world, Rouge Dead Guy Ale, Strava Shoutouts, Deadpool, Fantasy Football, and a whole lot more. It's not a gang show....it's not a long run. It's, just people goofing off in the basement. Oh, with a world record holder and a world...

Duration:03:02:58

Gang Show 90 - Amanda Smith

11/9/2018
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Join the gang (absent Rachel) and special guest host Dr. Amanda Smith for a discussion of all things running, her life, human skulls, Anthropology for people in a hurry and then a host of randomness including, but not limited to: Nando's, Stan's Donuts, Diwali, Dumb Jobs, Ice Cream Runs, Russian River Brewery, Multiple Packages, Listener Questions, TJM Survivor, The World's Longest Turkey Trot for ALS, Path Projects, Things we just can't let go of, Listener Reviews, Strava Shoutouts, and...

Duration:02:04:05

Gang Show 89 - Laura Laudick

11/1/2018
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Join (in order of power poll rating) Holly, Siva, Adam, Scotty and Rachel for Ten Junk Miles with recent Indiana 100 finisher Laura McClelland Laudick!! They discuss Laura's life and running, Indiana 100, and Villa Capelli Olive Oil, Ultra Salt, Holly and Rachel mud fighting, a TJM Ultra Race??? Goodr Sunglasses, Jesus Donkeys, Trail Toes, A gift from a listener, Strava Shoutouts, and a whole lot more!! Website: http://www.tenjunkmiles.com/ Patreon: ...

Duration:02:11:02

Gang Show 88 - Katie Sieloff

10/26/2018
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Take a 10 mile run with the gang (Adam Schroeder Benkers, Holly Lindroth, Siva Balu Rachel Ingle and me) and special guest Katie Sieloff!! We talk about her life and running, her performance at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, pacing and crewing Ann Trason, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Dolo Restaurant, Strava Shoutouts, gifts from callers, movie summaries, one star reviews, Siva reviews some PATH projects gear and much, much, more!!! This episode brought to you by the greatest anti-friction...

Duration:01:54:08

Samantha LeBlanc - Long Run 67

10/19/2018
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Join Scotty and East Coast rising Star Samantha LeBlanc who just finished the Grindstone 100! They discuss her life and running as well as her preparation for this race. Then come back after the race to report on how it went. A nice listen for someone tackling their first 100! This episode brought to you by the greatest anti-friction cream known to man, TrailToes!!! https://www.trailtoes.com This episode also brought to you by Path Projects. It's what the guys on this show wear when we...

Duration:02:20:50

Ann Trason - Long Run 66 - #TheGoat

10/11/2018
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Not much that can be said about this one. Scotty is a lucky duck and her got to spend a weekend with Ann Trason, 14 time Western States Champion, 2 time Comrades Champion, many, many course records and world records. She's the freakin goat, OK? It's not a fanboy gushing. It's going to infuriate the Statesmas crowd. Scotty just talked about the things that interested him. And then some. An intimate chat between two people that were brought together by this sport. This episode brought to you...

Duration:02:34:05

Gang Show 87 - Tammy Hellings

10/11/2018
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Join Scotty, Adam, Rachel, Siva, Holly and special guest Tammy Hellings for Ten Junk Miles in which we discuss Tammy's life and running, her business in the Porsche industry, men who yell at women to smile, Holly's Yeti 100 finish, the post race blues, some bonk calls, starve shoutouts and much much more!! This episode brought to you by the Chicago Lakefront 50/50! It's not too late to sign up and run the fastest 50K or 50 Miler of your life: http://chicagoultra.org Website:...

Duration:02:18:41

Jimmy Dean Freeman - Long Run 65

10/5/2018
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Something a little different this week for our long run. I catch up with old friend and personal hero Jimmy Dean Freeman. Jimmy and his Coyote Coaching are back after some time off for bringing some people into the world. We talk about his life and running. The changes having children brought about to it. And much much more. Oh, and we talk about baseball a bit :). This episode brought to you by PATH projects. Sign up for a chance for a $100 gift card now at...

Duration:02:10:24

Gang Show 86 - Yom Kippur Special

9/26/2018
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Join Scott W. Kummer, Holly Lindroth, Siva Balu, Adam Schroeder Benkers and Rachel Ingle on this Yom Kippur Special..!! We discuss Adam and Scott’s Mogollon Monster 100, Holly and Siva’s Hallucination 100, Bonk Calls, 1-star reviews, iTunes reviews, someone sent Siva a bag of "something", upcoming Chicago marathon, Strava Shoutouts, and more!!!! Brought to you by PATH Projects - https://pathprojects.com Website: http://www.tenjunkmiles.com Patreon:...

Duration:01:58:36

Jessica Croisant - Long Run 64

9/20/2018
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Join Scotty and Ultra Runner, Podcaster, Super-mom and Aid Station Captain Extraordinaire Jessica Croisant for a in depth, one on one chat with Scotty about her life and running, her show, the curve balls life throws at you and what we can learn from struggles in running. She's a great person and if you aren't listening to her podcast "Sugarstride" you should be. It's different, raw, real and heart warming. Brought to you by the Chicago Lakefront 50/50!! Fast, flat, scenic and fun. Join...

Duration:02:22:33

Gang Show 85 - Denise Sauriol - Me, You & 26.2

9/13/2018
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Join Scotty, Holly, Siva, Adam, Rachel and special guest, the Marathon Whisperer, New Author, Denise Sauriol!!! We discuss her new book on marathoning, Penske truck hits Siva's car, Dead Pool, a Fantasy Football check in with Mathew Hoadley, Chicago Marathon Tips, 1 Star Reviews, Superhero Movies and Vegans and Dogs Happy Hour. Strava Shoutouts, and much much more!!!! Buy Denise's book here:...

Duration:02:06:57

Grant Maughan - Long Run 63

9/6/2018
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We had no idea how to caption this interview so we settled on "All the hard shit." Grant Maughan is just incredible. He's done virtually every popular difficult race - Rhonda Del Cims, HURT, ITI 350, Spartathalon, Marathon Des Sables, Badwater 135, Vol State Brazil 135, and much much much much more. He's also climbed Mount Everest and he's the captain of a ship. Adventurer, Mountaineer, Explorer and one of Scotty's heroes. Grant Maughan is just about one of the most interesting people you'll...

Duration:02:38:30

Gang Show 84 - Callie Vinson

8/30/2018
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Join Scotty, Adam, Holly, Rachel and Sia, along with special guest Callie Vinson! Callie has an inspirational story about her life in running, which including losing 100 pounds! (you read that right). We also discuss Top 10 reasons you should listen to TJM (by a 5-star reviewer), Bonk Calls, 1-star reviews of books you thought were great, Celebrity Death Pool, What do you have in your drop bags? A review of Path Projects by Adam, and much more... Website:...

Duration:02:02:47

Sundays With Sam 2 - Terry Abrams - Do it For the Memories

8/26/2018
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Join Sam and Terry Abrams for a one and one discussion of Terry's life and running, as well as her recent 1000 mile run from Enumclaw, WA to Mt. Whitney! A great adventure story of human empowerment! Read more about Do it for the Memories and Terry's cause here: https://www.doitforthememories.com Terry's run was helped by and adventure grant from Trail Sisters, learn more about them here: https://www.trailsisters.net This episode brought to you by Trail Toes Ultra Extreme Anti Friction...

Duration:01:34:33

Long Run 62 - Jeff Lenard

8/23/2018
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In this episode Scotty goes long and one on one with local runner Jeff Lenard who came to running late, a family man with a full time job and just made it look easy. From a sub 24 hour at his first 100, to multiple Superior 100 finishes, a Gnarly Bandit finish, Bear 100, Frozen Otter 64 and Potawatomi 200. Although he hasn't beat Matt Condron yet, he sure knows how to get it done. A great story of an ordinary person doing extraordinary things! This episode brought to you by Trail Toes...

Duration:02:33:01

Episode 83 - Josie Benkers and the Gang

8/17/2018
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Join Scotty, Adam, Siva, Holly and Rachel live on location at the Benkers house for special guest Josie Benkers. We learn all about her life and running and what it's like to be married to Adam. We discuss the Minnesota Voyageur 50 by Adam, Siva and Scotty, Rachel's AC100 attempt, Holly's NeverSummer attempt, training for tough races in the flatlands, McDonald's characters and "what's the embarrassing song on your playlist?" And much much more. #RunTJM Website:...

Duration:02:08:27

Floris Gierman - Long Run 62

8/9/2018
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Join Scotty and Floris Gierman, the man behind the media site "Extramilest (http://extramilest.com)" for s discussion of his life and running, all things Maffatone, Heart Rate Training, High Fat Low Carb Eating, and a exciting new venture with clothing line Path Projects (https://pathprojects.com). A really cool discussion of several different issues that have been discussed on the show recently. Check out Flo's solo 100 mile attempt here: https://youtu.be/1CAxzM2mkrc Website:...

Duration:01:53:34

Sundays with Sam #1 - Alyson Kirk

8/3/2018
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Join Sam and athlete Alyson Kirk for a one on one chat about her life and running, summiting every 13er and 14er in Colorado. Addiction. Relationships. Life. So much more. Website: http://www.tenjunkmiles.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenjunkmiles Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tenjunkmiles/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TenJunkMiles/

Duration:02:06:33

Episode 82 - Art Sundry

8/3/2018
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Join Scotty, Adam, Siva and Holly with special guest Art Sundry to talk about his life and running, the recent goings on at Hardrock, gender issues, veganism, a few bonk calls, a check in with Sam Turco about her first race in Trail Toes, some reviews, predictions on AC100, and much much more. This episode brought to you by our friends at Trail Toes Ultra Extreme Anti Friction Foot and Body Care Products. Buy some by clicking through our banner or by visiting https://www.trailtoes.com...

Duration:02:09:33

Long Run 60 - Gina Lucrezi, Founder of Trail Sisters

7/26/2018
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Join Scotty and Gina Lucrezi, ultra-runner and founder of Trail Sisters to discuss her life and running, the founding and operation of Trail Sisters, finding inspiration and inspiring others, and much much more. A really nice discussion of two people with missions and how they view and enact them. Website: http://www.tenjunkmiles.com Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles Twitter: https://twitter.com/tenjunkmiles Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tenjunkmiles/ Facebook:...

Duration:02:47:53