Neal Palles

Neal Palles

CTS Expert Coach – Specializes In Ultrarunning Coaching


“I see that the blend and boundary of both physiology and psychology are where the rubber meets the road.  I bring mental skills to the forefront as not just an add-on but critical component to overall performance and well-being!”


Coach Bio:

I am an adventure athlete that is as happy on the track as I am on a trail in the mountains. Running anything from an 800 around the oval to a hundred miles at high elevations. I have a long history playing and teaching in the mountains –rock-climbing, mountaineering, skiing, backpacking. This love eventually lead me to coaching.  I coach in addition to a career as a therapist and mental performance consultant because I am passionate about seeing people push their limits and developing the tools that allow them to go further than they imagined.


Some Of The Races/Events I’ve Participated In Or Coached Athletes For:


  • Moab Red Hot 55k
  • Dirty Thirty 50K
  • Leadville Silver Rush 50
  • Leadville 100 Run
  • Collegiate Peaks 25
  • Aspen Leaf Half
  • Run Rabbit Run 100
  • Leadville Marathon
  • Quad Rock 25
  • The Boston Marathon


  • Leadville 100
  • Run Rabbit 100
  • Silver Rush 50
  • Quad Rock 25
  • Colorado Marathon
  • Chicago Marathon
  • Continental Divide 50K
  • Run Through Time Marathon
  • Never Summer 100K

Longmont, Colorado

Coaching Packages:
  • Select

MA Applied Sport Psychology; Masters of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; UESCA Certified Ultrarunning Coach