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A lighthearted conversation by 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). Your host, Scotty 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. Okay, and he is a member of the Order of the Hrimthurs for having completed the Arrowhead 135, the Tuscobia 160 and the Actif Epica 120K in the same calendar year (more people have walked on the moon) as well as finshed 50+ ultramarathons including several 100 mile races. 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 2000 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. More at http://www.tenjunkmiles.com

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Description:

A lighthearted conversation by 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). Your host, Scotty 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. Okay, and he is a member of the Order of the Hrimthurs for having completed the Arrowhead 135, the Tuscobia 160 and the Actif Epica 120K in the same calendar year (more people have walked on the moon) as well as finshed 50+ ultramarathons including several 100 mile races. 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 2000 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. More at http://www.tenjunkmiles.com

Language:

English


Episodes

Meet the Nation 255 - Maggie Jividen

2/19/2024
Meet Nation Member Maggie Jividen!! #RunTJM This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: Ed The Jester Ettinghausen - 206.5 Miles Most Time Running: JEd The Jester Ettinhausen - 49:55:29 Most Vert: Brad Revenis - 25,020 feet Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:24:30

Long Run 214 - Andrewck Michael - Meteorologist and Ultrarunner

2/16/2024
Join Scotty and meteorologist, ultra runner and podcaster Andrew Buck Michael for ten junk miles in which they discuss his life in running, his education and job experience leading up to being a meteorologist, what life is like as a TV weather personality, his life in running, his podcast "Weathering the Run" and much much more!! Check out Weathering The Run here: https://podcasts.apple.com/se/podcast/weathering-the-run/id1668918092 Ths episode brought to you by our friends at Path Projects. Here is a link to the new Graves PX Shell Jacket discussed in the intro: https://pathprojects.com/products/graves-px-shell-jacket This episode also brought to you by UCAN! Use the code TENJUNKMILES for 20% off here: https://ucan.co/tenjunkmiles Sign up for the races here: https://www.tenjunkmilesracing.com Support the show via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles 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:02:19:00

Meet the Nation 254 - Josh Bergseng

2/12/2024
Meet Nation Member josh Bergseng!! #RunTJM This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: Marquis Cox - 123 Miles Most Time Running: John Calabrese - 39:03:51 Most Vert: John Calabrese - 29,797 Feer Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:27:07

Gang Show 214 - The Maeses and the Mathews and the Chicago F3 Half Marathon

2/9/2024
Join Scotty, Kerri, her husband Kevin, her brother Moose (Adam Mathews) and his wife Angie (Angie Mathews) for Ten Junk Miles in which they discuss the Chicago F3 Half Marathon (which they ran as a group), New UCAN Fudge Bars, Kidney donations, the Morning Stretch, keeping up their running in the offseason, and much much more!!! This episode also brought to you by UCAN! Use the code TENJUNKMILES for 20% off here: https://ucan.co/tenjunkmiles Sign up for the races here: https://www.tenjunkmilesracing.com Support the show via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles 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:02:10:03

Meet the Nation 253 Paul Stofko

2/5/2024
Meet Nation Member Paul Stofko!! #RunTJM This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: Simen Holvik - 171.8 Most Time Running: Matt Morison - 50:14:27 Most Vert: Paul Prendeville 15,492 ft Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:37:10

Long run 213 - Samantha de la Vega - "Falling Up From the Bottom"

2/2/2024
Join Scotty and Author (and Ultra athlete) Samantha de la Vega for a long run in which they discuss her recent book "Falling Up From the Bottom" her life in running, recovery and much much more. Sam's book is amazing. Buy it at the link below: Book Link: https://www.samanthadelavega.com This episode brought to you by our friends at Path Projects. Here is a link to the new Graves PX Shell Jacket discussed in the intro: https://pathprojects.com/products/graves-px-shell-jacket This episode also brought to you by UCAN! Use the code TENJUNKMILES for 20% off here: https://ucan.co/tenjunkmiles Sign up for the races here: https://www.tenjunkmilesracing.com Support the show via Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/tenjunkmiles 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:02:12:02

Meet The Nation 252 - Jordan Stephens

1/29/2024
Meet Nation Member Jordan Stephens!! #RunTJM This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: John Calabrese - 129 Most Time Running: Allahverdi Veliyev - 27:10:09 Most Vert: Michael Whiteside - 14,948 Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:18:51

Gang Show 213 - UK Invasion of TJM

1/26/2024
Join Scotty, Mandi, former guest Matt Smith, Sean Dyer, Neil Catley, Richard Reynolds and special guest Jody Raynsford (From the Bad Boy Running Podcast) to discuss their lives in running in the UK, races, issues, music and much much more. Get Jody's Book "How to Start A Cult" here: https://www.amazon.com/How-Start-Cult-belonging-followers/dp/1913717690 This episoide brought to you by our friends at Path Projects. Buy some of the best running clothes for men and the Ten Junk Miles hat here: https://pathprojects.com/tjm 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:03:01:54

Meet the Nation 251 - Larry Stephens

1/22/2024
Meet Nation Member Larry Stephens!! #RunTJM This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: Amanda Wheelock - 119.9 Most Time Running: Alpert Ruffin - 51:44:41 Most Vert: Elliot Beach 19,713 ft Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:28:21

Long Run 212 - Katie Arnold - Brief Flashings in the Phenomenal World

1/19/2024
Join Scotty and Author and Ultrarunner (not to mention Leadville 100 champ) Katie Arnold for a long run in which we discuss: Katie's life in running, her first book "Running Home" and her soon to be published book "Brief Flashings in the Phenomenal World." They also talk music, life, zen, their shared experiences as graduates of the class of 1989, and much much more!! This episoide also brought to you by our friends at Path Projects. Buy some of the best running clothes for men and the Ten Junk Miles hat here: https://pathprojects.com/tjm Order Brief Flashings in the Phenomenal World here (remember to send screenshot): https://a.co/d/0fSuywe Order Running Home here (get both and I'l send 2 buffs....what the heck): https://a.co/d/3TTfdAe Learn about Katie's Running and Writing Camps here: http://www.fieldtripnm.com/ Katie's Substack is here: https://katiearnoldauthor.substack.com River Flow Camp for women, May 29-June 2 at Field Trip, NM, on the Pecos River outside of Santa Fe, NM registration open at www.fieldtripnm.com, $2600 Mountain Flow Camp for women, September 5-8 at High Camp Hut, CO, outside of Telluride, $2600 all inclusive registration opne at www.highcamphut.com/retreats Desert Flow Camp, co-ed, Oct 24-27, Marfa TX and the Big Bend. Registration opening Feb 1. Note: these are immersive wilderness/nature adventures designed to help prime us for flow states in our daily lives. Together we explore simple, pleasurable daily practices we can do anytime, anywhere that help us live, move, and create with ease, purpose, and momentum. Daily Flow Camp activities include trail running and/or hiking, guided writing practice, guided meditation, yoga, and more. Included in the cost is post-retreat 1:1 mentoring session to help integrate the experience into your home practice. Group size is deliberatly small to insure an intimate, transformative experience. 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:01:54:35

Meet the Nation 250 - James Freeny

1/16/2024
Meet Nation Member James Freeny!! #RunTJM This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: RAFA - 189.8 Most Time Running: Debra Crooksen - 125:24:22 Most Vert: Elliot Beach 28,871 ft Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:20:27

Gang Show 212 - Chris Prairie - OG Superfan

1/12/2024
Join Scotty, Mandi, Eddie, Bucket Hat Bob and OG superfan Chris "Roadside Burboun" Prairie for Ten Junk Miles in which they talk about: his life in running, having diabeties and how that effects his life and running life, Babymaking (complliments of the Nelsons), thoughts on race lotteries, volunteering, patreon, mail and more!!! Donate to the Nelsons (and the first TJM themed babymaking) here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/Nelson-journey-to-parenthood?utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer This episode brought to you by UCAN. Try some of their products today by clicking here: https://ucan.co/tenjunkmiles/Use the code TENJUNKMILES for 20% off. This episoide also brought to you by our friends at Path Projects. Buy some of the best running clothes for men and the Ten Junk Miles hat here: https://pathprojects.com/tjm 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:02:26:47

Meet The Naiton 249 - Eric Showalter

1/8/2024
Meet Nation Member Eric Showalter!! #RunTJM Sign Up for "Run Your Fastest 5K" by Infinity Racing here: https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Milwaukee/YourFastest5k Join the Celebrity Deadpool Here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FBit.ly%2FTJM24%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0fML_xm6HFwwUEhJkjoh__b8tVFx6jDpBm7168L3uVgtZsw58wtcyeU-w&h=AT3LnN0dOxhOMQr1NEyJnq_RttiGqqfHPdHyloHMvM2DsTgS1mgYnVaz7pH5nPGBr04FtY1LwBPXryLV_f-RGMG25clvABaW433jy4ld04VCZssxq4m-2xH3dt3WpZ0ja1RS1paH This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: RAFA - 164.7 Miles Most Time Running: indra Singh - 25:23:39 Most Vert: Kyle Kalbus - 14,361 Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:15:45

Gang Show 211 - Happy New Year with the Gang (Zooming)

1/5/2024
Join Scotty and a Zoom gang....including Mandi Florip, Shae Meritt, Lesa DePeal and Josh "Aid Station Chef" Hohbein and Scotty Kummer. We discuss: Our favorite and least favorite races from 2023, Best running gadget or clothing from 2023, Most embarassing running story, Best life change, Best movie, book or music, Favorite TJM episide, and much much more! We also celebrate Shae's recent 200 mile run across Florida!! If you want to contribute to the memory of Eric MIller it isn't too late: paypal tenjunkmiles@gmail.com or venmo @ScottyWKummer (NOTE: indicate your money is for this in the note if possible). This episode brought to you by UCAN. Try some of their products today by clicking here: https://ucan.co/tenjunkmiles/Use the code TENJUNKMILES for 20% off. This episoide also brought to you by our friends at Path Projects. Buy some of the best running clothes for men and the Ten Junk Miles hat here: https://pathprojects.com/tjm 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:02:04:50

Meet the Nation 249 - Mitch Hawbaker (REPAIRED)

1/1/2024
Meet Nation Member Mitch Hawbaker!! #RunTJM Join the Celebrity Deadpool Here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FBit.ly%2FTJM24%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0fML_xm6HFwwUEhJkjoh__b8tVFx6jDpBm7168L3uVgtZsw58wtcyeU-w&h=AT3LnN0dOxhOMQr1NEyJnq_RttiGqqfHPdHyloHMvM2DsTgS1mgYnVaz7pH5nPGBr04FtY1LwBPXryLV_f-RGMG25clvABaW433jy4ld04VCZssxq4m-2xH3dt3WpZ0ja1RS1paH This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: Shawna Wentlandt - 228 Miles Most Time Running: Justin Smith - 59:19:24 Most Vert: Michael Whiteside - 13,461 Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:18:18

Long Run 211 - Jonathan Levitt of For the Long Run Podcast

12/29/2023
Join Scotty and fellow podcaster Jonathan Levitt (For the Long Run Podcast - link below) for a one on one discussion about his life in running, podcasting, discussion of taboo topics and the company he works for: Inside Tracker. A nice behind the scenes look at life as a podcaster. This episiode brought to you by the Boston Run Show!! Use the code PODCAST for FREE entry to the sow. Listen to For the Long Run here: https://forthelong.run/about Inside Tracker info here: https://www.insidetracker.com 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:02:00:58

Meet the Nation 247 - Scott Coles

12/25/2023
Meet Nation Member Scott Coles!! More info on that film festivan here: Registration: Film Festival 5/4 https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=111524 Facebook: Event - Film Festival 5/4 https://www.facebook.com/events/865439618655439

Duration:00:26:30

Meet the Listeners - Holiday Edition - 2024 (Re-Upload)

12/22/2023
This is an annual call-in show between us and a few listeners of the show. We also open mail, eat snacks and relfect on the past year. Happy Holidays everyone. We love you all. Even the "meh" guy. 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:01:44:21

Meet the Nation 246 - Mike Manimbo

12/18/2023
Meet Nation Member Mike Mainimbo!! #RunTJM Join the Celebrity Deadpool Here: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FBit.ly%2FTJM24%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0fML_xm6HFwwUEhJkjoh__b8tVFx6jDpBm7168L3uVgtZsw58wtcyeU-w&h=AT3LnN0dOxhOMQr1NEyJnq_RttiGqqfHPdHyloHMvM2DsTgS1mgYnVaz7pH5nPGBr04FtY1LwBPXryLV_f-RGMG25clvABaW433jy4ld04VCZssxq4m-2xH3dt3WpZ0ja1RS1paH This week's strava Leaderboard: Most Miles: RAFA - 181.4 Most Time Running: Allahverdi Vəliyev - 28:15:13 Most Vert: Kyle Kalbus - 17,365 Congrats everyone!! Join our Strava Group here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/131322 Join our official Facebook Group for race and podcast news: 1057521258604634

Duration:00:23:50

Long Run 210 - Jimmy McCaffrey and Scotty forget to talk about running

12/15/2023
Join Scotty and Ultra Runner, RD and Podcaster on Sabbatical Jimmy McCaffrey for ten junk miles in which they talk about music and never really make it to running. This should probably be labeled "Side Trail." Nonetheless, I hope you find it interesting. Sign up for Deadpool HERE: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2FBit.ly%2FTJM24%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0fML_xm6HFwwUEhJkjoh__b8tVFx6jDpBm7168L3uVgtZsw58wtcyeU-w&h=AT3LnN0dOxhOMQr1NEyJnq_RttiGqqfHPdHyloHMvM2DsTgS1mgYnVaz7pH5nPGBr04FtY1LwBPXryLV_f-RGMG25clvABaW433jy4ld04VCZssxq4m-2xH3dt3WpZ0ja1RS1paH This episode brought to you by UCAN. Try some of their products today by clicking here: https://ucan.co/tenjunkmiles/ Use the code TENJUNKMILES for 20% off. This episoide also brought to you by our friends at Path Projects. Buy some of the best running clothes for men and the Ten Junk Miles hat here: https://pathprojects.com/tjm 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:02:36:22