Stefan Helwig

Running Coaching

I guess you were searching for something like „Running Coaching in Berlin“ and have found my website? Great choice, I’ll make you faster and better. My concept is called PSF – patient, smooth and fast.

No matter if you're looking to run your first marathon or if you're a seasoned 10k racer, all runners have one need in common: a varied running training program that is actually fun! Neither endless base mile runs nor frequent interval sessions that lead you to overtraining and injury. Welcome to a Running Coaching that is actually geared towards you and your preferences!

Whether your goal is a marathon or an all-out 5k: Once you’ve found your optimum running technique, you’ll fly and never want to stop – promise!

What can you expect from a Personal Running Coaching?

Results

I’ll make sure that your performance improves while still planning for the necessary rest and recovery, so that you can cross the finish line without any injuries. Endurance is more than just a “big engine”, and we’ll use all available methods to improve your fitness all around and to get you in the best shape for your race in Berlin, Germany or anywhere in the world.

A proven program

Are you fed up with AI coaches and online programs that cause overtraining again and again? I feel you, and I got you. The more challenging your life is, the less you benefit from a standard training program.

I’ll prepare your personal training program each week that gets you – and only you – in top shape. No matter if you’re a C Suite Executive doing 5 business trips per month or a teacher caring for a family with 2 kids, I can adjust to many situations and still deliver results for your running training.

Help with any and every running problem

You probably had a question about running once that even Google couldn’t answer.

  • „Why am I having a stitch while running?“
  • „How can I prevent my inner thighs from chafing on long runs?“
  • „Why are my knees feeling funny after a trail run in the forest?“

Your personal trainer has been running for more than 17 years and knows the answer to almost any question. And if not, I know where to look for the answer! There are no stupid questions. With me you’ll acquire more practical endurance sports knowledge than if you had studied the topic.

Tips for a long and healthy running habit

Running beginners and returning runners benefit particularly from a Personal Coaching so that they can start their journey with proper technique from day one and without overdoing their training. But experienced runners can also reap the benefits of a knowledgeable Running Coach who keeps a keen eye on their running form.

Who knows, maybe your legs harbor a lot of untapped potential?

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What is your running goal?

Dreaming of a marathon?

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Many runners dream of doing a marathon, preparing for that takes many months. When you want the confidence that you'll toe the start line and run through the finisher gate, trust your personal coach to support you in this challenging time.

Running form check right at the start of your prep to eliminate any roadblocks
Building your running base (technique and strength) until you have control over your marathon goal pace
supplementary strength, mobility and stability training for going the long distance
Test races on shorter distances to build your confidence, detailed race strategy planning

Better running performance?

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You've been running for a while and still have that one milestone you'd like to achieve – like that 40 minute mark for a 10k?

I'll get you in top shape, away from annoying injuries and fitness plateaus!

Detailed video analysis of your running technique + performance diagnostics to find every possible potential for improvement
regular performance checks as we progress to your goal
Proven training methods, delivering maximum results for minimum effort
Strength & conditioning that will improve your running technique and make you fit for high speeds

Typical running problems of my clients

Over the years, I've helped many people fix issues with their running technique and achieve ambitious goals up to marathon finishes. This is a list of typical problems that I have experience with:

Right when you started with running, you got injured. Knee issues, hip pain, shin splints or ankle problems, I've either had it myself or helped a client fix it, and I know how to get you back to running health, too.
You need running as a break from your stressful job or simply your office job, but you're struggling with motivation and building a routine. I'll plan a fun and challenging training program for your that will help you improve.
You actually would like to run regularly, but it feels really hard for you. No matter the cause, your technique, your muscles or your breathing, I'll find the root and guide you to an effortless running style that allows you to train as often as you like and enjoy the benefits of running
You catch running injuries frequently and can't find a training routine. With a video analysis of your running style and a check of your training plan, I'll find the cause and bring you back into shape.
After a few kilometers of running, you experience discomfort or muscle pain, but you can't explain why. For this case, I offer a 360° check of your running style, your biomechanics and your nutrition. We'll find the root cause and eliminate it, so that you can run easy again.
One of your joints (the knees, mostly) is so damaged that your doctor told you to not even think about running. You went anyway, and of course you got injured, maybe even had a surgery. The cause has usually something to do with suboptimal movement patterns that can be re-learned. With me, you'll be able to run for effortlessly for a long time without fearing injuries.

Where and how does a Running Coaching in Berlin work?

Outdoor Training

For outdoors, we can either set up a meeting point in a park, or – if you live close to a suitable running route – I can pick you up from your doorstep and accompany you on the bike. No matter the weather, you can put on your running shoes and kickstart your training. The south-west of Berlin offers many nice places for a run: There’s Tiergarten, Tempelhofer Feld, Volkspark Wilmersdorf, the parks in Dahlem, the lakes in the South and of course Grunewald, one of my favorite spots for trail runs!

And when you have really ambitious goals, our training sessions will take place on the track as well, for example in the stadiums of Schöneberg or Wilmersdorf. With the intervals we’ll do there you’ll step into a whole new world of training intensity. So if you thought you knew what intense training was, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the speed ;-)

Indoor Training

Indoor Training may not be as varied as the outdoor alternative, but on a treadmill you can control exactly how fast you’re going. This way, you can use my Coaching offer anywhere in the world and benefit from Remote Coaching via video analysis and detailed training plans.

Running Coaching Methodology

A running workout includes 3 basic parts: warm-up, the main workout and the cooldown. First we get you moving and focus on certain aspects of your running form, then we challenge your capabilities and at the end you cool down smoothly to prepare for your well-deserved rest.

As an experienced runner you might say that you already know those components of a running workout?! Well, the rest of the methodology is my very own PSF Concept that combines the best principles of sports science. Since I plan a personal program for each client, I can only tell you the basics: My training methodology covers all training zones and factors that might have been neglected before. My goal is to make you an all-around healthy and robust runner who can finish their whole season without any injury.

Stefan Helwig

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