ALEŠ RAZÝM - ROUVY TEAM MEMBER AND OLYMPIAN

ONDREJ SAVRNAK - 22.02.2018

In today's blog, we´re bringing you a hot interview with Aleš Razým. Who is he?

We´re very proud to say that he's a member of the Czech National Olympic Team, as well as working on our Rouvy development team! 

 

So Aleš, let´s talk about your beginnings. Where did you grow up? 

I grew up in Pilsen; now I reside in Jablonec nad Nisou.

 

How did you get into XC skiing, your first steps?

My parents are both cross-country skiers, so I started to ski from the time it was possible. :)

 

Do you remember your first race?

No, not really. I remember that Grandpa and Grandma did timekeeping, and I always told them my position in reverse. Once I came and told them I was last (means I won the race).

 

Have you always wanted to be an XC skier? 

For about three years, from age 9-12, I played handball, too. When training for winter, we did a lot of running and cycling (MTB), but my performance was far superior in winter compared to summer. :)

 

Tell us something about the main theme - the Olympic games.  How many times have you been in the Olympic games? Could you tell us your best achievement so far?

This is my 3rd time. The goal for PyeongChang was to improve my personal best, which was 44th from the classic sprint in Vancouver. I made 43rd in the classic sprint here and 30th in 15km free. In teams, we were 8th in relay and 9th in the team sprint, both in Sochi. (meanwhile, Aleš finished 7th in Team Sprint with his teammate Martin Jakš)

 

PyeongChang 2018 - 15 km FT

 

How long have you been preparing for the Olympics? Did you believe you can qualify for Czech National Team?

One can say that my whole life has been preparation for such an event. :) For almost four years, I struggled with injury and the recovery took more time than expected. I can say that since WSC 2015 in Falun, my main goal was to get over being injured and improve my performance to be faster than ever before. The second one hasn’t come yet. :D Yes, I believed, but the way was not easy...

 

Do you have any personal goal or wish for the results?

Ha, see above. :)

 

What does the Olympic Village look like? 

PyeongChang Village is a newly built housing estate with eight, 15-floor buildings with common underground parking. The apartments are sold already. Gangneung Village has higher houses, but I don’t know the details.

 

What do you do between races - in your leisure time? 

Easy training. Once we went to see Gangneung town. We have therapists here, so they also help me to recover and develop. Also, I do some programming, but just for fun.

 

 

 

Now let’s take a quick glance at your work for  Rouvy. What is your position in the company? 

I’m an Android applications developer. Worker bee. (smiling)

 

How does it happen that a professional athlete becomes a software developer?

I did programming as a hobby after WSC in Falun. I left the army center Dukla Liberec, and had to earn some money for myself and my family. My brother already worked for Rouvy as an Apple developer, so the Rouvy manager probably expected the same brilliant code from me. :)

 

How long have you been working as a developer for Rouvy?

For two years. Now, I’m on a long vacation since September.

 

How do you handle work, training, and family? Do you have even time to relax? 

Badly, no chance...

 

Do you also train on the bike during summer preparations? If so, how often? 

Yes, it was helpful, also, because of injury. I also race in a few competitions, but in general, top-level skiers do not use bikes anymore - except as a vehicle.

 

Are you a cycling fan or do you train on the bike only as a part of your summer preparation for the winter season?

I do ignore everything, so I don’t know who won the last Tour de France. I also don’t know who won the Tour de Ski last year... (this season, I still remember Cologna).

 

Do you think that your knowledge of professional sports can help you in your work?

I think that I can imagine better how the Rouvy application will be used, but cycling is a little bit special to me with the power measurement. We use nothing like that in skiing. You should also know how the user expects the interface to be. It differs from iPhone. Now I’m a little bit crazy - give me an app and I will crash it...or at least find a bug or design antipattern. Guess what? The Olympics application sucks. :D Hope we do better.

 

What do you like most about your work at Rouvy?

I like being on a young and positive team and having the possibility to learn new platforms and to extend knowledge.

 

Thanks, Aleš, for your time. It has to be quite difficult during the Olympics to find some. We hope you met your goals, and we wish you all the best for the last races!

 

And for those who read the interviews thanks for the reading and if you have any other questions, don't  hesitate to leave the comment below. Stay tuned for the Spring and Summer, we´ll take a closer look at more Rouvy Team members in the new "Meet the Team" blog posts. 

Happy riding!

VÍCE ČLÁNKŮ

KOMENTÁŘE

Pro přidání komentáře musíte být nejprve přihlášen.
  • user_1219154 - 24.01.2023
    Hello my name is Vivian Marcus from the United State, i'm so exciting writing this article to let people seek for help in any Break up Marriage and Relationship, Dr Kachi brought my Ex Boyfriend back to me, Thank you Sir Kachi for helped so many Relationship situation like mine to be restored, i was in pain until the day my aunt introduce me to Dr Kachi that she got her husband back with powerful love spell with help of Dr Kachi So i sent him an email telling him about my problem how my Boyfriend left me and cheating on me because of her boss lady at work i cry all day and night, but Dr Kachi told me my Boyfriend shall return back to me within 24hrs and to me everything he asked me to do the next day it was all like a dream when he text me and said please forgive me and accept me back exactly what i wanted, i am so happy now as we are back together again. because I never thought my Ex Boyfriend would be back to me so quickly with your spell. You are the best and the world greatest Dr Kachi. if you're having broke up Ex Lover or your husband left you and moved to another woman, You do want to get Pregnant do not feel sad anymore contact: drkachispellcast@gmail.com his Text Number Call: +1 (209) 893-8075 Website: https://drkachispellcast.wixsite.com/my-site
  • user_1138404 - 27.11.2022
    This might look disbelieving to you but the truth is blessed are those that have not seen but yet they believe. I have suffered beyond measure to the point I almost committed suicide. For 16 years, I played the lottery without winning more than a thousand bucks. In the process of gambling, I lost my home and life became miserable to me. I will continue to appreciate the internet for connecting me with Dr Amber "the great" that made me a lottery winner with his sure winning numbers that he gets through his spells. Dr Amber made me who I am today and I want to use this medium to thank him and also let you all know that there's always an inner power when it comes to winning big on the lottery and Dr Amber is that person that made me win a lottery winner of SEVEN Million Dollars with his spiritual powers. Anyone out here that needs help can connect with Dr Amber today via email: amberlottotemple@yahoo.com or WA +12096910783 or call +13183065044.. Good luck and God Bless.
  • ManuelFranco1 - 22.11.2022
    I just want to say Thank You to everyone who supported me through the years. My name is Manuel Franco, New Berlin, Wisconsin. My story of how I won the Powerball lottery of $768.4M is a bit of a tale. I have been playing Powerball tickets for 6 years now since I turned 18. I bought my first ticket on my 18 birthday. I was feeling very lucky that day because I had contacted Dr. Odunga Michael to help me with the winning Powerball numbers. I really had that great great feeling that I looked at the camera wanting to wink at it. I only did a tiny part of it and trusted him. He gave me the numbers after I played a couple other tickets along with it for $10. I checked my ticket after the winnings came online and saw the numbers were correct including the Power play. I screamed for about 10 minutes because it felt like a dream. I had won $768.4M. You can check my winning testimony with the lottery officials just with my name search. Thank you Dr Michael. Well, his email is odungaspelltemple@gmail.com and you can also call or Whats-app him at +2348167159012 so you guys can contact him
  • user_1139667 - 21.11.2022
    My name is Tom Peacock from USA, I want to say thank you to Dr Emu for the good thing he has done for me, Though am not sure if this is the best forum to show my joy and happiness for what he has done for me but i can't hide my happiness and my joy so i have to share it with people, my marriage got crashed about two years ago and i tried all i could within my power but to no avail. I saw a post and testimonial about the good things Dr Emu has been doing so I decided to give it a try. though he is always a busy man but when he responded back to my email, he gave me 48 hours for my marriage to be restored really just like he said my marriage was restored since then I am happy and i am living happily i am so grateful to Dr Emu you can always email him here: {emutemple@gmail.com} or WhatsApp: {+2347012841542}
  • rich_emc2 - 24.02.2018
    Kinda disappointed you arent more of a biker :-).
    • savrnako - 26.02.2018
      He rides a bike a lot, he´s just modest :). You´ll see there are a lot of passionate cyclist in the office in other posts about team members.

SLEDUJTE NÁS

facebook twitter instagram youtube rss