Ten Junk Miles

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Feb 5, 2016


Join Scotty, Amy, Aaron, Tony and special guest Matt Mennacher for a ten mile run.   

They talk to Jared Hazen about the sale of his Western States buckle and ask if he has anything else for sale in his closet.

7 Time Badwater finisher Tony Portera checks in before the Jackpot 100 and his plan to listen to Ten Junk Miles for the entire race, running NSNG and Vinnie Tortorich.

The gang discloses their fantasy pacers....suprising choices.

More Vegas stories.

Bernie Sanders, alienating the Far East, and much much more   


Jan 24, 2016

Join the gang for a special episiode about all things Tuscobia. Scotty and Tony join guest hosts Amy Ehlers and Chalayne Palmgren to talk about the race generally, Scott and Mary's individual races and Chalayne's experiences volunteering. they then talk to Chris and Helen Scotch, the race directors and Grant Maughan ( who finished in 2nd Place. Also, Scotty reads a race report by Ed Sandor a veteran of the race.


Scott on the Tuscobia Trail


Grant Maughan


Scott and Amy Ehlers

Jan 21, 2016

 Run ten junk miles with the gang (bonus mile included) while they visit with Tim Kruse and Jeff Lenard, who recently completed the Gnarly Bandit Series (Kettle Moraine 100, Black Hills 100, Superior 100, Zumbro 100 and Wild Duluth 100k).  Special skype guests Jake Burkhart and Craig Lloyd join a discussion of:


  • Frozen Otter 64 Mile Trek;
  • Trail and Ultra Running Facebook Group;
  • Running as a group;
  • Running in winter gear;
  • Kat's Kudos;
  • Reviews;

And much much more.


Also, check out the publication of TAUR at

Jan 14, 2016

Join Aaron, Scotty, Amy and Tony for ten junk miles with John D'Agostino.  John shed close to 100 pounds on his path to getting his life on a healthy path.  He discusses his recent performance at the Frozen Gnome 50K, his struggles to stay involved in running, and much much more.

Aaron takes a stab at curtailing his profanity.  With moderate success.

The gang also chats with entrepreneur and author Jesse Itlzer about his book "Living with a Seal - 31 Days Training With The Toughest Man on the Planet."  Jesse discusses the book, the lessons he learned and why he hasn't done Badwater.

Also discussed on this episode:

  • Frozen Gnome 50K;
  • Tuscobia 150;
  • NFL Playoffs;
  • Scotty's ongoing arguments with Trail and Ultra Running Facebook page and Ultrarunning Magazine (please stop);
  • The year ahead.

And Much Much More


Dec 13, 2015

Join Aaron, Amy, Tony and Scott with special guest Dusty Olson, perhaps one of the greatest pacers in running.  


We we discuss Dusty's background, his rise to fame as the notorious Dustball, his relationships with Scott Jurek and the ultrarunning community as a whole, and his separation from it when he contracted Lyme disease.


They read a random race report from the 2002 Edmund Fitzgerald 100k


The discuss sections of the book "Eat and Run"


A drinking game evolves where a shot is drank every time someone says "Scott"


Jenn Shelton broke Dusty's heart   


CUI's, Kryptonite, The Price Is Right, Lance Armstrong and Ultranning, Gordy being dropped from Western States, and much much more  


(At sone point we got completely hammered and for that we apologize)






Dec 5, 2015
Join us for Episode 17 with Scott Kummer, Amy Briggs, Tony Silvestri and Aaron German
Special guest Liz Braun talks about her career in broadcasting, her first 100 mile race and being a Ghostbuster.
Skype guest Julio Salazar talks about the Break the Stigma Project, the Break the Stigma Podcast, his run across Minnesota and run across America.
The gang talk about Jesse Itzler’s book “Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet” which will be read and reviewed in a future show.
Scotty Kummer ran the World’s Longest Turkey Trot from Chicago to Milwaukee (95ish miles).
2Toms Blister Shield review.
Kat’s Kudos, Show Reviews, Story’s from the Fleet Feet Chicago days, and much much more.
Nov 16, 2015

The gang does something different on this show and take calls with listeners who have questions, stories, or just want to get to know us better.

Callers include Scott Laudick, Amanda Tichacek, Eric Ekocaj, Jenn Coker, Thomas Brock, Ameelia Ghareeb and Jennifer Latham.

They also discuss:

  • Potawatomi Trail 100;
  • 2Toms
  • Keira Henninger and her races Griffith Park Trail Marathon, Parmount Ranch Races and Sean O’Brien;
  • Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhof;
  • Silverheels 100 and Sherpa John LaCroix;
  • Pinhoti 100 and the Georgia Jewel 100;
  • The South Tour Ultra 50K;
  • Chicken Sriracha Epic Bars; and
  • Our new Amazon page, T-shirts and Website. And of course reviews, Kat’s Kudos and much much more





Oct 31, 2015

Join the gang as they spend some time with Todd Brown who recently completed the Gnarly Bandit Series and a Skype interview with Sherpa John Lacroix, the race director of the Human Potential Race Series.


They also discuss:


  • Todd Brown;
  • Sherpa John Lacroix;
  • St. Pat's 24 Hour Race;
  • Pumpkin Spice;
  • Pooping;
  • Kilometers;
  • Kat's Kudo's;
  • Show Reviews;

And much much more

Todd Brown


Oct 14, 2015

The gang are finally back after a long absence (sorry).


We talk to Bear 100 finisher, Flatlander and Volunteer of the Month amanda Tichacek about finding love on the Runner's World message boards, crushing the Bear and hopes and dreams in the ultra racing world.

Amanda Tichacek


We check in with Matt Menacher about the Original Six Hundo Challenge, Grand Slam of Ultra Running, his Bear 100 victory lap and what's next for him.

Aaron talks about a disappointing Chicago Marathon.  Scotty talks about a strange Chicago marathon he ran with Patrick Sweeney and Barefoot Alex Ramsey.

We play a guess the bird song game.  We try out some new equipment and a new sound guy.  

Scotty reviews the Roo Sport Fitness Pouch, Kat's Kudos, Kummer Korner and much much more


Sep 15, 2015

Alec bath stops by to chat with the gang about his experiences at the Leadville Trail 100, Potawatomi Trail 100 and a year of racing tough 100's.


The gang check in with Aaron German via Skype who is training for the Chicago Marathon in Boudler CO.


They discuss different approaches to training, speedwork, hill work, and of course, junk miles.  Whether people should over-reach for races that might be beyond their abilities, how to tackle mountain races and races at altitude.


They taste test potato chips with wierd flavors for Kat's upcoming attempt at the Superior Trail 100.


Plus, Kat's Kudos, Kummer's corner, and more.


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