Being Roberto Vukovic – Training, Crazy Drop in Power, Season Planning

About Myself Roberto Vukovic

Weird times. Season started, training stopped, shortness of breath. That’s how my last days looked like. Eventful times that lay behind – but especially in front of me. Anyways, at first I think I should introduce myself.

I mean that’s how you do it.

Hello, I’m Roberto 26 years old born and currently living in Düsseldorf, Germany. That’s where I’m training also and… anyone still reading? Lucky you because it shouldn’t stay that boring with me and my blog posts. Since I guess we will get to know each other better week after week anyways. As I will tell about my doing as a cyclist and endurance athlete weekly.

So, let’s go!

Start of the week: Leaving the Cycling Routine…

I mean at least for now. Because I wrote about self-reflection and it’s importance for us as athletes and our personal life, as I have to admit that… I wasn’t honest with me. I need to acknowledge to myself that my tremendous drop in power is a serious problem.

At first it was like just a bad day, recover, recharge and then go again. However, somehow it didn’t go away and more so it got worse. What I’m talking about is a feeeling of missing oxygen. It feels like the oxygen doesn’t reach it’s destination in the body: The working muscles.

Now, this lack of perfomance leaves me dropping out of the leading group, cancel important workouts and the worst: Losing fun and joy in cycling.

And that’s my rocket fuel, that’s why I ride my bike because it gives me wings and goosebumps. Cycling and endurance sports is what really drives me and gives me a sense of freedom. Besides, I always want to give my best and perform my best. And that, in this particular moment, isn’t possible for me.

So, last week I did a first blood test and sadly (and fortunately) everything all right. Thus, tomorrow I’ll have some additional tests for bloodmarkers, which will hopefully add clarity.

The thing is that in life there are lots of highs and lows, but it’s the lows where we get the opportunity to grow. It’s the negative that gives us the positive. I hope that my personal low gives you some inspiration and strength to move on with your life, despite where you are right now.

Weeks fly past like birds on their way to warmer paths

It still feels like being the new one in class with the blog and not knowing what I’m actually doing, but I hope I’ll accustom quickly.

In order to arrange me and my blogposts right, I think it’s useful to explain my philosophy and values to you: It’s my ambition to supply you with foods for thoughts and topics to discuss with my blog. Personally, I like the word “offer of talks” to represent my work. Because I always expect different opinions on a certain topic. And that’s good.

Because it’s exciting and instructive for me to meet those different opinions, on a respectful base with the goal of achiving apprehension for each other. If we can accomplish that, an entertaining and educational time lies in fron of us. That’s what I want.

“But, I don’t want to blog about opinion only. I wanna blog about personalities that keep the sport thriving. About science and entertaining. About what’s driving you!”

Feedback welcome!

Remember: As soon as you have suggestions or wishes, commentary or questions, don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll refer to it. I can’t wait for it!

Anyways, that’s what’s going on in my life right now. You might think this dude absolutely lost the plot. Well, maybe. Hopefully, I could improve your mood and give you one thought or another.

Period. Enough said. Who kept up till here: Respect. And thank you! See you soon!