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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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    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

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

    Meet the Nation 272 - Lori Cain

    Meet the Nation 272 - Lori Cain

    Meet Nation Member Lori Cain #RunTJM
    This week's Strava Leaderboard:
    Most Miles: Marquiz Cox 232.5
    Most Time Running: Sean Humphrey 54:55:45
    Most Vert: Sean Humphrey: 31,531

    • 13 min
    Long Run 225 - Yassine Diboun

    Long Run 225 - Yassine Diboun

    Join Scotty and long time ultra runner, organizer, coach and leader Yassine Diboun for a long run in which they talk about his long career in running, his recovery story and the many, many projects he is involved with to better the world around him. Yassine is one of the good people of our sport.  You're going to love him.
    check out Wy'east Wolfpack and all things Yassine here:https://www.wyeastwolfpack.com/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR38QHftmwW6Cn0rS2-kES36s-SxjtRDHpN79uLRQ6_DCqVKxbCUEhc2Vz0_aem_fgxor-yAntT7IQ52flboYQ
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    • 2 hr 23 min
    Meet the Nation 271 - Aaron Nathan

    Meet the Nation 271 - Aaron Nathan

    Meet Nation Member Aaron Nathan #RunTJM
    This week's Strava Leaderboard:
    Most Miles: Mez Kennedy 131.3
    Most Time Running: Kevin Newman 32:34:32
    Most Vert: Sam Snell

    • 18 min
    Gang Show 223 - Shrimp Run Inappropriateness with Oscar, Lauren and Mailman Steve

    Gang Show 223 - Shrimp Run Inappropriateness with Oscar, Lauren and Mailman Steve

    Join Scotty and Oscar Delgado, Lauren Duncan and Mailman Steve Holcomb to talk about their Shrimp Run, the Kwik Trip 50K and important developing issues in ultrarunning.  There is a lot inappropriate with this show and we apologize in adavance.  There is some insteresting running content.  And a little more info about Lauren and Steve.
    Note: Anna was invited but didn't come.
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    • 3 hr 9 min
    Meet the Nation 270 Joe Hardin Reload

    Meet the Nation 270 Joe Hardin Reload

    Meet Nation Member Joe Hardin #RunTJM
    This week's Strava Leaderboard:
    Most Miles: Pete Kostelnick 139.5
    Most Time Running: Paul Stofko 25:41:31
    Most Vert: Michael Whiteside 17,455 ft.
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    • 19 min
    Grant Maughan Returns - Freezing Hot - 2024

    Grant Maughan Returns - Freezing Hot - 2024

    Join Scotty and ultra LEGEND Grant Maughan for a long run in which they discuss what he's been up to since his last Ten Junk Miles appearance (6 years ago!) and his new book "Freezing Hot."   Grant is a TJM favorite and one of the world's most interesting people.  Listen and then go buy his book right away!!  Great stuff.
    BUY Grant's book FREEZING HOT here: https://www.amazon.com/Freezing-Hot-Ultrarunning-Through-Stories/dp/B0D8PYFZ3N
    Listen to Grant's 2028 Interview here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ten-junk-miles/id977007408?i=1000419270771
    Ths episode brought to you by our friends at Path Projects. Get the new Semi Rad hat here!!! https://pathprojects.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/ultra-something-cap
     

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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

oprah of ultra ,

Scott is the OG

I love this podcast. Stoked to have been a guest. Thanks, Scott!

snonsense ,

Scotty is a superb interviewer!

I just listened to my first episode of this podcast because he was interviewing Sally McRae. I was blown away with how profound the conversation was. Scotty was so good at listening to what she said and asking leading questions. So much goodness in this conversation! I'm looking forward to listening to other episodes of the podcast.

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Sally!!!!

Great episode. Sally is the best!!!!

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