About this episode

Meet Brian Schroy, the inspiring runner who has mastered the art of building a supportive community for fellow athletes in Boulder, Colorado. With a background in snowboarding, Brian discovered his passion for running in his late twenties and has been dedicated to the sport ever since. He created Soft Hour, a weekly all-inclusive community run, to bring together runners of all abilities and foster meaningful connections. Brian’s down-to-earth attitude and emphasis on friendship over competition make him a true role model for those seeking a supportive and motivating community in the running world.

In this episode, you will be able to:

Grasp the value of communal connections in running for nurturing relationships and sustaining personal drive.

Realize the importance of mental fortitude and unwavering focus for achieving ultrarunning success.

Revel in the pleasure of running while immersing yourself in the scenic wonders of the world around you.

Foster a progressive mentality, prioritizing individual growth and the evolving journey of running.

Establish an empowering community of like-minded runners to fuel motivation and drive collective achievement.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Join Soft Hour on June 7th, Global Running Day, and every Wednesday, at 7am at the Skratch Labs Cafe in Boulder for a community run at a conversational pace on a soft surface https://www.the-track-club.com/ 

Follow The Track Club, the home of Soft Hour, @the_track_club and For The Long Run @forthelrpod

Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/forthelongrun/support

Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast is sponsored by PUMA. For 75 years, PUMA has been pushing sports and culture forward with innovative design and development. We are honored to have PUMA supporting this show, and supporting the running community at large.  I’ve been running in the Deviate Nitro First Mile and I love how it has a focus on sustainability, made from at least 20% recycled material. Check out a pair for yourself at PUMA.com and use the code FORTHELONGRUN for 20% off any PUMA run or train products.


We’re excited that this episode is sponsored by Petzl! Whether you’re a get-up-before-the-kids-and-get-your-run-in, or a trail-runner-with-big-mountain-goals, you need a headlamp that keeps your path light and bright. We all know that tripping over stuff sucks, and we should do everything we can to avoid it. 

If you’re in the market for a new headlamp, we highly recommend Petzl. I personally use the NAO RL and it’s so bright for every occasion. Pick yours up at your local gear shop or over at Petzl.com. 

Microcosm Coaching

This show is proudly sponsored by Microcosm Coaching. What I love about their style is that it’s coaching the human who runs, not the runner who “humans.” I’ve done a handful of group runs with their crew, and am good friends with several of their coaches and dietitians. They support and empower athletes of all abilities and backgrounds. 

Find out more at https://www.microcosm-coaching.com/ 

Darn Tough

Thank you to Darn Tough for sponsoring this episode. I’ve been a fan of, and running in Darn Tough socks for years now, so we’re excited to welcome them to the For The Long Run family. Use code FTLR-BESTSOCK10 to get 10% off and free shipping when you shop through this link.

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