My second Half Marathon Trail Race
I did this race back in 2015, when I did it with my elementary-year-kids. I wrote, I wanted to try Half Marathon, but it was impossible to do it back to back in that year. I signed up for 2016, but I couldn’t make it, also in the following year….and the following year except in 2019, because surely I’d had Ironman Bangsaen on February. Ngga usah kebanyakan gaya bikin bokek aja.
So, last August, I signed up anyway, to check long the pending bucket list! Knowing the fact, that I – most likely would travelled solo.
I didn’t have trail shoes, it was completely broken on Messatila Half Marathon, so I have to buy another one from New Balance. The reason? I also used NB previously and it – somewhat – affordable ones ;). I need to replace my road running shoes, since Kayano 26 doesn’t do good ( di lego ngga nih sepatu ? Ha!) So, I refuse to burden my expenses on shoes…. ( I lied, tho’ – women never had enough shoes, asked Cinderella!)
Anyway, after Langkawi, I managed to do trail run four times and it was an extra challenge for this overweight middle age woman. The first time I came back to Pondok Pemburu route with Tina and Afiza, it was a challenge to keep up with them, but heck…..demi Konten Instagram– the show must go on!
Twice with Skolari squad, witnessing that age – is truly – just a number. I-considered- those senior citiziens are strong, climbing Pondok Pemburu route cem Kancil ketahuan mencuri ketimun sama pak tani, larinya lincah bet!!!!!!!!!Cih!
Malunya gw, rasa ingin menyembunyikan wajah di dada Daniel Craig! btw, blio di
Knive Knife Out cakep bener ya, andai rang londo di kantor seganteng blio, disuruh lembur betulin spreadsheet gw ikhlas….asal ditemenin di sebelah.
Note that Skolari holds training twice a week, Thursday and Saturday, combination between running form coaching, strength training etc. Training camp holds in GBK and it’s free! Do join them! or simple follow their IG @skolari (endorse boleh, min? Penulis haus popularitas)
Anyway, I picked up the Bib in Jakarta, so it would be hassle-less for me once I arrived in Bandung, realizing, I’m not familiar with this city. Previously, I contacted my Ria, my former colleague who lives in Bandung to pick me up on the way to the starting pen.
In agreed time, Ria send me message telling she already arrived in agreed place, I hop on a white car that parked there and… Supirnya shock half screaming
“MAU KEMANA BU? ”
anjrit, gw salah mobil choy! Mobilnya Ria ternyata yang di belakang. Blur blur like Sotong!
Soon as we arrived, reunited with Amel-who is my former colleague as well and her husband. The four of us took Half Marathon distance.
I didn’t realize the Cut Off Time, nevertheless I assumed it would be do able for me, since the track famous for beginner’s friendly. It was raining the previous day and I was thinking the route would be slippery like what happened when I did Messastila. The race was postponed for 15 minutes yet the good news was, COT was extended for another 45 mins considering yesterday’s weather!
I was pretty sure, I could finished this race before COT then ! Notice then none of the trail race I’ve participated that I finished before COT! Nyiahahahhahahha….DNF terus, gw tetep daftar terus! Being over confident I am, yang penting update status!
7.15 sharp, flag off!
- First 200 m, I still ran with Ria and Amel.