powerman Indonesia 2017 race recap

seperti yang sudah  saya tulis di post sebelumnya,  hampir saja Powerman 2017 ini menjadi another DNS race – DID NOT START- considering batuk saya yang parah banget Week-1. I only practiced twice, one on the road during Pilkada holiday and the other on spinning class and no brick training at all. oh ya, ini pertama kalinya event POWERMAN Duathlon digelar di Indonesia. kalau di Malaysia sih sudah sering. i knew because many of my friends in Gaited Community post this event annualy on their FB.

then, I found out that it has a friendly Cut Off Time for a slow athlete like me, I decided to go and consume high dose medicine the night   before to ease my heavy cough. Besides, most of my Bintaro Trojan Runners were going anyway. it has been a while kita ngga race rame-rame lagi.

18 February

dropped of my bike.  You were only allowed to drop the bike. no helmet or tool allowed.Even I had to take off the pocket bag which was attached on my bike. Saw some “old friends”, even Pak Eddi Abott who currently resides in Kuala Lumpur. senang banget deh bisa silaturahmi lagi dengan teman sesama atlet (jadi-jadian). saya kenal pak Eddy waktu SCMS 2014, dia moto moto orang Indonesia yang ikutan race. 

Good luck kiss


19 Februari 

Ternyata sudah lama saya tidak bangun pagi-pagi buta, nyetir ke tempat race, en des bre. ha!

 arrived at Qbig a new mall in BSD. i was very sleepy I decided to go back to sleep. failed! transition area would closed at 5.00 am. ohhh Nooooo….so I’d better be hurry.

Us…again!

Strike a pose


perform sholat shubuh, then we were hanging around in lobby area. i was sooo sleepy, tried to sleep (again)  but failed(yes, again). it was raining hard, so I wouldn’t be surprise iF the EO postpone the start time…which what they actually did. however, it was more to safety reason. 
Seperti yang saya tulis di postingan sebeumnya, marka di track lomba dihancurkan alay-alay yang kebanyakan waktu tapi ngga kreatif, track lintasan dihancurkan, cone pemisah track di tendang2xin. Konon mereka kesal karena lintasan track liar mereka dipakai. Muss ich sagen,  These  marginal society  alay were suck! ones who always come out of nowhere in Indomaret / Alfamart for the sake of seriburupiah dengan modal periwitan! Stop giving money to them please.Ok, enough rambling.I took short distance category. it was a combination of 5K run  – 30 K bike -5K run the classic category was 10-60-10.

Anyway, I didn’t remember when was exactly the flag off time. what I remember….

  • Soon as flag off, I walked.  Out from the mall, turn right  there was a water station already. It suppose to be  for 10K athletes on the second loop.
  • I haven’t seen 1K mark yet, but already thinking in which km I should gave up. belum satu kilo saya  sudah mikir mau declare DNF di mana. Damn, I was so (have I said it?) sleepy.
  • of course, friends who joined 10K passed me, I said – hi – am tired – sleepy- go head- see you in finish line. Yeah, sort of.
  • Rain poured, not too intense. oh well, I will give up now, I said to myself.
  • later I remembered, I ALWAYS look good on my bike. Ha! Let me finished this run leg first. hopefully, there’d be pics of me on my bike. If I got flat tyre again like in Bintan, then I’d quit the race. I didn’t plan to change the tyre. kalau sampe pecah ban, ya sudah, DNF aja.
  • finish 1st run leg almost in one hour, owh I hated it!
  • Then went to transition area, on which- no surprise- empty already. I think my bike was the only one left hanging on the bike rack. I took off my visor, wore helmet, eat Soy-joy, drank a bit. To hydarete myself.
  • In transition area

Just started bike leg

Just start bike leg

  • So….many sharp U-turn. first,  i was afraid, then I enjoyed it very very much. it was raining again. fortunately, I didn’t cough at all. i passed many many bikers! Feel like the coolest road biker ever!
  • DI BSD banyak speed trap. Supaya tidak ganggu, speed trap ini ditutupin papan, yang mana sebagian besar dirusak oleh terong2xan kampret. Tetapi masih ada yang bisa dibetulkan panitia. banyak peserta tidak mau lewat lintasan kayu ini, karena licin, milih lewat speed trap.  Saya mah, naik lintasan.sok iye pisan.
  • Meanwhile many struggling to handle the bike, drinking and stop, saya jagoan lah untuk ilmu tidak penting ini. bisa bolak balik pakai kaca mata, minum dari botol tanpa berhenti, Balik arah pakai acara nikuk tajam pdahal track licin karena hujan, saya terabassas semua. Bahahahhahahha. Hamdallah ngga jatuh.
  • finish with one loop, I had to do another 15K, which is okey, because I’d figured the track. I speeded it up! Even I passed my sister! Ha! 
  • I slowed my bike down in last 2km,  so it wouldn’t be that hard for me to run. I remember someone gave me this tip. I regret I didn’t bring extra pair of socks. and owh, it was (for me) a looooooongggg walk from turun dari sepeda sampai ke area transisi. and note to myself, bawa kaos kaki extra kalau multisport gini just in case.
  • but, of course , thank God, no flat tyre! Das war gut! 


  • So, second leg of 5K run. ones who I passed during bike leg, certainly passed me again. ye ye yeeeeee….and it took 1 hour for me to finish this leg! I was completely wet, my shoes and sock were all wet.  basah-basah-basah, seluruh tubuhku….#mendadakdangdut
  • I saw the word “FINISH”. Ahay! ich liebe die Ziel! then saw kak uchi and sinta who were voluntering in this event. 


Die erste Medaille der Jahre!

My time? Owh please, you dont want to know….over 3 hours I think -_____-

And voila! After I’m done with this race, my (sporty) mood went back. I attended yoga class again the  next day for cross training, spinning class, etc etc. I regulaly ride again on Saturday and thinking I have to register a FUll marathon event and/or triathlon race. yeah, of course no Bintan Tri and/or Bali Marathon because I have done it before, and I am not going back to Bali again this year. so Bali tri is a no-no either.  jadi loe maunya dimana, kyyyy…..? *niagarafalls*

 I even I asked my sister let’s do another relay in Ironman event, I’d do  the first two legs ( those are 1.9km swim and 90km bike if you are wondering) as I am a very slow runner. I also was thinking of doing Powerman in Putrajaya just for the sake of it (well, to reunite with my GC friends as well ), unfortunately, not only the registration has already closed, but also I haven’t do any searching where to stay, etc.

As for myself, I enjoyed this race so much. the registration was easy, the track, water station  , marshals were good. really hope there will be another Powerman event  next year! Ein tolles Renen!  bis Nächtes Jahr! di Brazil, mungkin. 😀 

Btw, when I said I tried to sleep before the race while it was raining, I meant it! i envy Imelda for this!


si Imel bisa tidur lelap, saya mgga bisa! Ish iri! :)) 

Ada yang suka nonton AFI jaman dulu? tebak dia siapa? :))


She’ll kill me for that caption.

With Thomas Bruins – Championship winner


foto sama mas Thomas di post lagi, hampit nyeker doi.

Synthesis Ride 71Km

This was marked as my first bike-only event.

Tell you what, since two weeks ago, I was one of the 12 pacers from Bintaro Trojan Runners  who obliged to accompany some runners who have target for the upcoming Jakarta Marathon 2016. Every single Sunday. Some excuses  (for not to be there) are oke tho 😉

Anyway, I cancelled the 100K Rapha Women Jakarta Chapter last month thus I wanted to participate this event. But I have a duty to be a pacer. Rizky, the PakAji told us just signed up and he’d nego with the pacer-ing thing. So there we were 😀

There were 3 groups in this event, with average speed of 40K(kilometer)P(er)H(our), 30Kph, and 20 Kph! Which group I fell into? Ha! Go Figure! =)) Fortunately, the fast cyclists from BTR were willing to downgrade their speed.

here’s the recap:

  • Picking up Vitri, at 4.30am (-____-) off we go to Gatot Subroto, Synthesis Building where the start line was. We got there at 5.30 something (we did sholat shubuh near Blok M. I took a slice of bread and water with honey as my intake.
  • Reunited with other friends from BTR, the boys did check and re-check my bike to make sure. I brought water with a tablespoon of honey in my bidon (bottle) for hydration purpose.

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  • Adit, the team captain, has divided who ride by whose side. Based on his plan, I suppose to be side by side Agnes. At about 6 am something flag off for the Charlie Team.
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Start Line

  • Took left turn, ride along Gatot Subroto and took left again entering Jl. DI Panjaitan. Unfortunately, we took the wrong way. Tiba-tiba stop, kita gotong2x sepeda ke jalan sebelah, heading for Bassura City in Cipinang which also marked as  the first water station. They greeted us with traditional dance from Bali and a cup of Cafe Latte from Starbuck! Finally, caffein intake for me! Reunited again with the BTR, than (forget who) reminded us again to stay in a pleton. Ngga boleh ada yang ngacir sendirian. Sebelumnya kami tercerai berai. Cyclist who made to this stop got blue bracelet. I took a banana and a bottle of water.  We had ride for 10 Kilometer.
  • Then we were heading back to Cawang again, unfortunately I didn’t recognize that I left Agnes, because I was busy catching up my friends. I forgot which route we took, the next thing I know was…we rode passing Pasar Grosir Cililatan, took left turn then  Jalan Raya Bogor which was A HELL! HELL ON (CYCLIST’s) EARTH. OH EM GEEEEE Moment! it was the  hardest multi tasking for me. Parts between balancing the bike (I put the cleat on, so I took my shoes off every now and then because I was afraid of falling down– kalau tiba ngerem tanpa leaps cleat), concentrating between  keep moving while dealing with the brainless Angkot’s and Kopaja Drivers who always made the sudden stop, many-many times I got to stop because there road was very occupied with brainless motorcyclist who took the contra flow on the left side. Hanjrit! Pengen gw tembak rasanya tuh pemotor lawan arah. Udah dia yang salah, dia yang maki-maki.  I stopped again busy catching up my breath (and guts). Fortunately, there was a motor marshal with the green vest  asking me whether I wanted to be evacuated or not. OH, NO WAY JOSE! I still had many power to complete the next route. I just hate this (sh*tty) road.

 

  • Then, Aphit was my pacer for the rest of the track until…suddenly…some marshal told us “Balik arah! Di sebrang pit stop-nya” It was around 15 km from the first station to the second. 15km of hell! *masih kesel plus gemetaran nulis ini*
    Jiah…..it was a hard maneuver for me. We stopped at Prajawangsa Apartment in Cijantung. A- IDR 250 mi0-under construction – apartment (or ground breaking phase, I can’t remember). I know the price,because the MC keep informing  us the price per unit 😉
    Here, the Kalimantan Timur dancers greeted us. If you befriended with me in FB or Instagram, I post a video of this dance. And owh, they gave us, ah I forgot Red Bracelet I guess.  Apiet tried his luck to shoot a balloon with Dayak’s traditional weapon. Nembak cewek ditolak terus sih ya, bro? Then we realized there were no Adit (the captain), Maya (Adit’s wife) and Rino. Unfortunately, there were no marshal around, so they kept straight instead of making a U-turn in Prajawangsa because nobody told them to. There were also some cyclists who got lost. Rino was really pissed off! (I would too,if I were him). Anyway, I took a fit bar and a bottle of Pocari for the intake. Owh, it was a-22.7Km- ride already.

 

  • Regrouping, we headed  back to Jalan Basuki, made U turn, then cruising  the rest of Jalan Raya Bogor  then made the right turn  to Jalan Raya Haji Juanda and here we went dealing with countless rolling road in Depok. I shifted my gear, tried to get my bike easier, here came the drama. The chain was misplaced. Rantai gw lepas, malih!  Pak Aji, VItri and even Mas RezPo stopped to help me :D. Done. Then I caught my group again, gowes (menurut gw)  sekencang-kencangnya dealing with the hilly road then here we go again, the chain misplaced again. Oh the-so-called-bike- drama. Dua kali rantai lepas. Fortunately (again), there was Mas Rezpo with the marshal again, helping me. Note to myself, I have to learn with so-called-shifting-gear incase gw mau sepedahan di Alpen. (Kalau ngayal, sekalian!) 
  • Suddenly I felt so exhausted that my feet were’t steady. Those were shaking but I kept moving. Traffic was better. Fortunately (catatan: BERDOA SEBELUM AKTIVITAS ITU PENTING ADANYA!) , some of Charlie Pleton stopped in traffic light. I gained by breath and my sanity back. Others were waiting 2o0 away. Later, we made right turn, heading for Universitas Indonesia then Jalan Raya Pasar Minggu (another  owh-so-called-kota-ini-kebanyakan-orang-ngga-tau-aturan-moment) in one of the train station. We were heading to the last pit stop in Kemang. I can recall, gw ngomel-ngomel ke Pak Aji “nih yeee…gara-gara elo  gw daftar ginian!” =)). *Asik-asik nyalahin orang aja*  The sun was quite hot too. Along Jalan Raya Pasar Minggu I was hallucinating, couldn’t tell the different between Race Marshal with green vest and Abang Ojek dari Grab Bike.
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somewhere in Depok

  • Last Pit Stop was Synthesis Reserve Kemang and the entertaniment was from Reog from Ponorogo. The cyclists who made it to this top received yellow bracelet. I parked my bike, had a bottle of water, Pocari and Fit Bar again. It was 9.30am something . scorching hot! Nyengat banget malih! It was a -48.4KM- ride already.

 

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  • To save time, we wanted this event to finish very…very soon. So, we took off. Always kept ourself in a group. Pak Giri did a very good job of opening the road so less hustle and bustle for us. So did Adit, the captain who patiently wait for the last person in group. Unfortunately, Agnes stopped in last pit stop. The rest of the track was fine. of course, since I quite familiars with this area (hell yeah, hahahha. Jakarta Timur asing deh buat gw) We made right turn from Jalan Ampera, dealed with undulating road of Jalan Mampang, smooth road in Jalan Rasuna Said, turn left to ITC Kuningan, climbed Karet fly over, made a U-Turn in front of City Walk (HELLO OFFICE BUILDING), climbed Karet Fly Over again, passing ITC Kuningan, made a left turn…and they (the fast cyclist such as Thya, Giri, Vitri, etc) went nuts! They rode with average 30’s KPH! Hmppphhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!  Ditahan-tahan 50km sebelumnya, akhirnya lepas kendali! Made a U-turn in Tugu 66! Wooossss…I couldn’t see their sight again!
  • I stayed ISTIQOMAH! Sutrahlah…ntar lagi sampai. It’s Jalan Rasuna Said and Jl Gatot Subroto anyway. There were marshal too besides me. Someone who rode folding bike (crazy! folding bike for 71Km!) was ‘pushed’ on his back by the marshal. It would be easier for him to keep moving.
  • And there I go! Survived in one piece in never friendly Jakarta Road under the scorching sun! Ha!

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Done!


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Colorful Bracelets! Indonesia is ME

In case you are wondering, Synthesis is the developer that will build the mega block area. 😉 The tag line of the event was “Bring out Miles of Smiles”. All registration fee  will be donated for Operasi Bibir Sumbing.The- THUMBS UP- movement.

That is the recap of my first bike-only-event!  Big thanks to my Bintaro Trojan Runners (now cyclist) family.

Karena dengan kalianlah, kata PERTAMA KALI bisa diulang sampai RIBUAN KALI. 

Except for the part in Jalan Raya Bogor, the event was ok with sufficient water stations.

Until my first Audax  or Tour De in…

Yeah right! I was joking!

PS : for my non Indonesian reader, 71Km represent Indonesia’s Independence  day. it was on August 17th, 1945.

on hanging there 

last post strike a pose

I haven’t really talk about my other two sports I guess, swimming and bike 😉

Last Night marked as one year of me, being supervised by Akbar Nasution.  It started January last year, when I need a break after I had my 30K Trail Race in Bromo and second FM in Singapore as well as preparing my first Olympic Distance Triathlon.

I skipped on Ramadhan, no swim at all, coming back to pool again after Syawal but unfortunately on and off! Anyway…since I feel like I have to pick up my endurance again, I showed again last Saturday (I ditch many Saturday classes after my triathlon race).

Since some of my friends are preparing for their Half Iron Man race distance (that is 1.9KM of swim), the coach is coming with endurance training again to master the free style of course. Just a little note, after Lebaran, we had more fun session to master back, butterfly and breast stroke.

The main set for last night was a hell for me, after ditching so many classes, after warm up and several drill (details on my Instagram Account) the main set was 4 set of 4 x 50 m with in 1:30 cycle! Each set, he gave us like 5 mins rest or so. Not sure how long. Seems short!

I was doing fine with the first 2 sets, on the third set, last 50m, I hit the wall! I was numb! Tired as hell and hardly catch my breath.  I was the last swimmer who completed the  (3rd) set.  1:31 was my time. Failed  by 1 second. I look the pool’s wall, with empty feeling.

Akbar, the coach,  squat down and said over my head, I didn’t even looking at his face.

“I know it’s hard! But I know you can do it! Please hanging there, one more set to go!”

And no,  he didn’t give extra rest time. I still have to complete the fourth set as his plan.

“swimmers number 3, go!” he yelled, telling me and the other 3  swimmers to go. 

we swam in 4 lanes consits of 3 swimmers on each lane.being the slowest swimmer I was the last swimmer

Oh well, I managed to complete the last 4 x 50m with time between 1:14 – 1:20 per 50 m. I am so happy! Akbar was right! I can do it! other Person  trust me, why can’t I trust myself?

Anyway, earlier yesterday, on Saturday morning, after a week of no sport, I pushed myself out of bed. It was 7 am already.  panas boo

I think it’s my second anniversary with my road bike 😉 I bought the bike also in January.

https://www.strava.com/activities/471186696/embed/9f2967c3318fe20f0254fbcfc199ec0aab5e3d6e

I am sooooo happy with the result! It usually took 22-24 kph (kilo per hour) for me, yesterday I managed 24 – 26 kph. A happy overweight slow triathlete ;))

Now I wonder my running’s pace haven’t improve? =))

What i talk when i talk about …

running or sport? or else? :p  – quote dari bukunya Haruki Murakami
I picked up running as my regular exercise since late 2011 early 2012

Well, up till now, i’ve never been a faster runner 😀
My pace stayed the same 8-9 mins per km. I know theories to run faster, you have to combine between tempo run, interval, yasso, etc. Or you may read it here the difference.  Yet, i never took seriously :))

Did one of those type of training suka suka gw.
Anyway, as I told previously, before my Olympic Distance triathlon race, I (we) was (were) supervised by Akbar Nasution.

Twice a week

Wednesday for endurance

At the end of session (after warming up and several drill), he usually asked us to do long swim

2x 20m

4×20 m

6x20m

..

10x 20 m by timing, say… every 55 seconds per  cycle
Jadi 2×20 m within 50 detik, 4x20m within 100 detik etc

Jujurly gw agak lupa berapa waktu yang di set coach. Kalo kita mgga berhasil menyelesaikan di satu loop tersebut, disuruh berhenti saja sampe cycle berikutnya.

Jadi kalo ternyata pas 4x20m selama 100 detik itu gagal, pas di 3 kalinya kita disuruh berhenti.

Selama ini gw selalu berhasil menyelesaikan setiap loop #bangga :))

And Saturday is the tough one! We did interval
1 x 20 slow speed, slow on the way back

1 x 20m faster speed, slow on the way back

1 x 20m fastest speed, slow on the way back

REPEAT 3-4 times

Or
1 x 20m fast, slow on the way back 1 x 20m

2 x 20m fast, slow on the way back 1x 20 m

3 x 20 m fast, slow on the way back 1x 20m

Ini sih… Mau muntahhhh :))

But anyway,

Result : my swim ability improves

Selama puasa gw ngga renang sih.. Anyway, akhirnya gw nerapin hal yang sama buat lari 🙂 Kombinasi.

lari gw biasanya suka-suka aja…5km santai….7km santai… up to 21km…santeeeee…..

Since kalo puasa gini Olah Raga  paling mungkin ya lari abis taraweh. Sepeda takut malam malam. Berenang kolam udah pada tutup abis taraweh :D.

Ini gw lakukan justru pas Half Marathon  race gw ke enam (read: 6th!)  di SauRun di Ancol weekend lalu.

Well, ternyata ngga negative split banget. Hahahah


 Di km 11 gw ketinggalan sama Maya, si coach ala-ala. Recap SauRun nanti yaaa.
But at the end, gw enjoy banged sama race kemarin walaupun ngga ada dapat Personal Best. Ngga capek besoknya. Bahkan gw bisa menyusul beberapa pelari yang sudah mulai lelah.

Lalu gw lakukan pas lari easy 7km kemarin hari Senin.

Ini  manfaat Negative Split menurut teori. Last km memang lama lagi/slow lagi karena cooling down (ceritanya)

Currently, i’m preparing next big race. Based on the training plan (ada di Instagram gw) that I chose, I have to combine Easy run, hilly run, negative split, and even interval.

Semoga PB !!

Bintan triathlon 2015 race recap

and a bit of pre and post story  😀

My First official olympic distance category (1.5 km swim, 40km bike and 10 km run)

Most emotional race so far ~ yeah, me, being drama queen I am!

D – 2 weeks 

Down with flu, skipped so many training. Work was a hell as well! it’s May! I knew it.

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Learn how to replace the  tyre, supervised by Rohmadibejad yang galakmya ampun deh!!!! 

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Dad and daughter took me to airport. I didn’t take my kiddos with me after so many considerations. Venue was in remote area, hard to get around and prices in resort quite expensive! :D. Glad they didn’t go tho! it was raining the whole 2 days.

back to topic. Bike bag was borrowed by Ironwomen Cebu (wanna be). Flight was delayed plus luggage loading which half of it were…bike bags! Makan waktu pake banget

bike bags were loaded! it took 1 hour!

Lucky for me I had window seat and first row in economy class. Many space for feet ! Besides me were a couple on which,the hubby is joining Sprint Distance category. They live in BSD! Tang(erang) Sel(atan) rules!!! 😀


Arrived at Raja Fisabillah Airport, Tanjung pinang at 1 pm sumthing.

Alhamdulillah ngga ada drama bike bag ketinggalan! Tahun lalu Sunu ngga bisa keangkut sepedanya.

Proceed to have lunch in the city, it’s my first visit to Tj. pinang!

Sorry for have no time for sightseeing!
After we had lunch, we (gw, maya and family, pak aji) headed to Lagoi. We stayed in Nirwana Gardens.

The driver dropped us to bike depo, I assembled my bike with the help from the boys , Wendro, Roy and Rino. Otherwise i got to pay IDR 300K for assembling service! Bahahhaha!

Seemed bike OK, I tested on road.

It was around 16.30 and raining I couldn’t reach Maya as she had my luggage. Tried to call her like 145 times, me being #dramaqueen, i still had  no response! Hmmmppptttt!
Thus, i couldn’t test the bike route as i dont have proper pants nor swimming suits! it was Too dark already! Pak Haji said, let it be a surprise! ya he’eh…blio tahun lalu ambil SD di sini -___-


At 8.00 pm after we had dinner (Pujasera for the win!!! Affordable!) race briefing was conducted for an hour. And owh, I bought a tri singlet from 2XU on bazar :)) washed it right away after the briefing. Would use it during bike and run leg.

During race briefing, My heart  was pounding!!! Boom Boom Boom

oh my oh my what was I thinking last January?

The Day!!!

oh yeah! “lipenstip” included!

It was cats and dogs raining. I had many many things for breakfast except fruit!

Bumped into Andi Wibowo, a professional triathlete! Took pic with him (it’in my FB and IG account)
At around 9.30 am went to race area as Kak Oi, Maya and Adit were participating in Sprint Distance. we waited for them on swim leg.  Maya and Adit did OD relay as well. Sweet and strong couple :-* (Lulu lemon gratis,ya May?) 

Then back to the room, try (hard) to relax, Spending the rest of the time leyeh leyeh makan makan di kamar Vitri and Diana :p, bolak balk ke  kamar Bu Thya yang bawa kompor ke Bintan! =))

12 pm 

Transition area opened! Grabbed the bike in Bike Depo (a 5 mins walk from the hotel) bring along the bike to the race venue, another 10 mins walk.

Before coming to transition area,  we pumped the tyres again. Then met some SD participants who had finished the race.One of them is Samantha, pak haji’s friend as well.

She said hi and said

“Si kiky ya? Saya baca blognya”
Halah! GR nya gwww!!! 

Prepared transisi area, bla boa boa…and found out  something wrong with my race belt’s zipper! I used pin to secure.

Body marking done – my favorite part of tri race. I wish I could have a picture of my arms got the body marked! SUGOI!!!

i had open water test and IT WAS HARD! MAN IT WAS HARD! It was still bit raining and the wave and the current made it harder.

13.45

Men wave start

women wave. find me!

14.00

Women wave start!

Swimming Leg – 1.5 km

I forget how to operate “multi sport” at my Garmin 910! Anyway, swimming  toward  the sea was quite a challenge. I also need to look in front every 5-6 strokes so I won’t get lost/far from the rope. I was competing with a Pinoy girl (it was written PHI on the back of her tri suits). we were pacing each other until i get a bit swam away on second loop. However, on the way to beach/land, it was easier.  Coming out of the water for first loop, and jumping in  to the sea again. I still remember i saw a blue cap from the other side (means he behind me). Men used blue swimming cap.

And Not until the second loop i pushed the start button on my  Garmin and  it’s said “Time Started”

Since everything was messed up I had no  idea what time it was when I finished my swim leg.

kak oi took my pic, owh! I gave her my best smile for sure!

a whale just came  out of the water

Unlike my first tri in Batam where I forgot everything, I tried to relax. Dried my body with a giant towel from the race pack,  had 1 salt stick and eat Gu Chomp. Yisca, my colleague gave it for me. Thank you Bu Jend! Don’t forget to sign up for FM next year! 😉 put on singlet tri and running skirt.

Bike Leg – 40km

Ah ya! My favorite leg! My all time favorite leg! because I always think I look good on wheels! 😀
I gave my VERY best smile everytime I saw a photographers! Mual kali mereka.
The road was very nice, good asphalt! Wayyy different with Bintaro!

it’s a resort area anyway, it suppose to be good!
Has been told that the  round about area on Resort Eneterace is tricky, specially when it’s wet! Many bikers fell! i scream Bismillah on that area praying not to fall down! Succeed ! Hamdalah!

When I was in Km 5, I saw Andi Wibowo has came back! He was the first winner.

On km 10 i guess, Thya and Vitri passed me! These are two strong ladies!!! Whosahhh
The bike route itself  was “Oh My , ngga kelar kelar ini tanjakan!!!!!” 

Hilly, undulating, intimidating, you name it! Ups and down repeat for 75x! Buat gw yang latihannya di Bintaro aja…semaput, bro! 

We passed Swiss Bell hotel which was still under construction. On august, IRonMan 70.3 will be held in this hotel!

At km 23, there was a water station.

Being ogah rugi I am, i took the bidon!  Manyannnn! Botol minum si Kevin hilang terus! termasuk Nike tumbler gratisan dari #bajakJakarta2013 -___-
On the way to Km 25, there came the nightmare! I had FLAT TYRE!

I stopped and check, release the front tyre. I tried to pump the tyre with hand pump, it didn’t work!

hiks…

previously, I did pass four hopeless men along the course due to flat tyre and I didn’t think they brought the spare!
I was about to cry and declare DNF (did not finished).

Somehow an imaginary voice of Maddie on my left ears said sayang DNF kalo ban pecah, 10 menit kelar!”

Lucky, it was near marshal area. So when i tried to release the inner tyre, the marshal came and  helped me! I was tired, honestly. He also the one who pumped the tyre! Yes, using hand pump! A male participant came to me, he asked whether I had another spare. Too bad I didn’t!

I thanked the mashal, Tuhan yang bales ya Mas (he is a javanese 😉 )

I rode my bike  back for another 15 km and arrived in transition area!

done bike leg, pic by Kak Oi

Run Leg

2 loops of  5km
Another drama, the secure rope for my running skirt was misplaced. Melorot aja gitu rok gw!  So I used the pin from race belt to secure. Thus, my salt stick and power bar fell somewhere #yanasseeebbb

I passed Mayang Sari resort when the white kids cheered me up! These kiddos were uber cute. Running track was undulating (of course!) and a bit trail.

I bragged to everybody I met that I got Flat tyre!  #lebay

Water station was every 2 km

So, after i had finish my first loop where every body seemed to have finished the race (saw Roy and  Denny with their medals already), the MC saw me and  said “ok,take your time! we’ll  wait for you”

Bah!

Continued the run and one of anak bule said “are you still racing ma’am?”
He was puzzled as his parents might had done the race an hour ago :))

I said “you bet i am young man!”

He replied “good luck”
Everytime i pass water station they were about to close the area :)) even though it was raining, they provided cold sponge.

On second  water station (km 7) the marhsal said “owh, you still racing?” And I heard she talk over the walkie talking about last participant! damn you flat tyre!

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I wonder whether I was the last runner! I passed like 3-4 participants after I had flat tyre!

Anyway…on the way to km 9, I  heard someone called “mak tuo”

Gw kira gw lagi berhalusinasi (like I always did during normal time, teeheeeeee) :p

I wasn’t, it was Roy! It’s near COT, he knew I would walk if i ran alone!

So, he was my pacer for the last 1,5km!

GW : Pengen nangissss booo”

He replied (pake nada orang Surabaya gitu, ngebentak) “ntar aja kalo finish” !

Meh!

So I tried my best with slightly cramp on my left calf to Run!

Near the finsih line the MC said “you made it 2 mins before Cut Off Time”

Ah, sudah biasa misterrrr :))

Adit took this pic! Thank you adit!

Friends from Bintaro runners were waiting for me! Like always in every races! Ketjup satu satu.

I cried out loud when Vitri gave me big hug after the race!

Ok, i lost my  red water tumbler hahahah (another drama)

When we were finish taking countless pictures and about to come back to hotel, i asked roy

“eh, nasi padang yang gw pesan tadi mana ya?”

Roy answers “nasi padang apaan? Makan seafood kitaaaaa!”

Yippieee!

Had dinner at Kelong Area another 1 hour from Lagoi! Kalo liat peta ujung ke ujung!

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Day plus 1

Makan…makan dan makannn….

I also saw Kids Triathlon! SOOOOO CUTE! Too bad when the MC ask “Indonesia?” no body answered!

Lucu lucu ih!

And…

Wish granted!

When we were packing  the bike, we met Chris McCormack!

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Mana gw belum mandi! Ya abess janjian ama Roy and Rino ngga perlu mandi lah hahahah)

Macca was quite patient that EACH of us wanted to take picture with them.

Bahahhahahahahhaha. Pictures compiled by Deny.

Unfinished drama, my run on second loop wasn’t recorded :(( I had asked the committee tho. still no answer.

KZL!

anyway

The (half loop of the run) result was :
4 jam 26 menit – 15 menit lah ( women startnya 15 menit lebih lama)…kira kira segitu
Swim 43 mins (above target of 47 min) means  2:36/100m
Bike 1 hour 54 mins (re-calculated minus 10 mins during changing the tyre) . Using this application, It said average was 23 kph! ok, Checked! *Diketawain si Dana neh gw pastiiiii*  Pernah sih di boulevard 26 kph…dua kali aja tapi… hahahha

Run

Horrible!!!!

My worst leg !
But yeah, I made it.

Alhamdulilah!
See u in sungai liat triathlon! Insya allah !

Batam Triathlon – race recap

Friday March 28th 2014
– Had late dinner in Pizza Hut Batam Centre and arrived back at the hotel much much later. I even slept on PH’s couch for a while to save energy. Pushed myself to bed around midnite. Both kiddos had fell to sleep already

Saturday, march 29th 2014

  • woke up at 5’s something, reassured myself. This is it. No turn back 😀
  • prepared both kiddos for breakfast at the lobby. Already prepare my bag for transition area and brought the bike along down hill…135 steps. Gee.
    A navy helped me and said “Sadel-nya kerendahan nih. Jangan lupa tinggiin”
  • There were roti cane with curry served for breakfast, one of my favorite dish.  However to minimize any digest problem during the race I picked plain pancake, bunch of watermelon for hydrate purpose and tea with sugar. Sending both kiddos to 95A, where The Lubis and the Yuzars stayed. The kids would wait for parents during the race. it’s another uphill walk
  • at 7.30 am, transition area were open. As I prepared my stuffs I forgot to bring two hydrococo which I had bought a day earlier. So i have to pickup those ready-to-go-drinks at the room, whiiichhhh another 135 anak tangga ke atas. ho’oh. PR banget kan! 
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transition area

  • After I had my 2 packs of hydrococo, I took a glimpse on  participants besides me, I was in doubt as I only had a bottle of water hanging on bike, tap water to wash my feet after swim, 600ml bottle of aqua (sealed was opened to save time), saltsticks, 2 bars of Snickers, gel Chomp. Then thinking to go back to room — ingat naik 135 anak tangga lagi — to bring the 2L of Aqua along. Akhirnya diambilin Dewi, karena dia ngga bawa swim cap yang disediakan panitia. in swim leg, participants should wear the cap provided by committee
  • waiting, praying, taking pictures in beach. Son and bang Omar came to wish each mommies good luck :-*20140402-123038.jpg
  • 8.30 am the race start. there I went, jumping to the sea to have my 750 swim leg. Asliiii, ketendang sana sini. Padahal sengaja paling belakang biar mgga ketendang. Mana air laut asin yaaaa. Menurut ngana…? 😀 
  • while swimming, dengan dasar laut ngga kelihatan dan warna air gelap *scary yes?* bahahahahah, I checked my watch it said I’d complete 650m. But why oh why daratan masih jauh? Gw nyasar ternyata. So based on garmin, my swim leg was 900m
  • out from the sea with bebeb and jurian. Jurian had  finished his race due to his back bone injury. At transition area, I put my pink singlet from Nike as cover. Plan to change swimming hijabs with one from raqtive.com, but I forgot. Consumed 2 salt sticks to prevent cramped legs. Had sip of hydrococo and water. Then off I go for a ride…in which, lupa ngelap kaki pake handuk. Jadilah kaki lembab -___- *Teheeee*
  • the moment I jumped to my bike, that the very same moment we have to deal with tanjakan dan berbelok. Fortunately, sudah diingatkan untuk set gigi sepeda paling ringan (depan paling kecil, belakang paling besar)
  • when i was still struggling in first km, I turn the racebelt with bib number to my back. Tapi pengait nomor bib-nya jatuh. Pret. Secara racebelt minjam Marion, ngga mungkin balik balik hilang satu komponennya. Walaupun tuh racebelt hadiah ultah dari gw #pamrih :p . Mau ngga mau turun dari sepeda, ngambil lagi tuh pengait yang gelinding
  • Keluar dari area hotel, pas tanjakan mental gw sempat down. Gw liat bebeb turun nuntun sepeda, gw ikutin juga sampai track agak lebih ramah. There goes the hilly track.WOHOOOOO ….BIGWOHOOOOOO
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    hilly track at  Jalan Hang Lekir. Picture was taken a day earlier. We were forbidden to carry mobile phone during the race

  • About 2-3 km, a marshal from Navy yell at me while cheering me up “sadel-nya kerendahan! Naikin dulu. Capek nanti kau”.
    Pret, Gw lupa naikin sadel
    Double Pret, I forgot to chew Chomp (kayak jelly gitu) for extra energy
  • At km 10 or so, we made a U turn, I passed Ira and realize I was #3 among 8 female triathletes in Sprint Distance category.
  • Few mins after this, I felt like I’d gain my speed back. The track wasn’t that hilly but still undulating. I was alone, no participant within my  sight. Literally in the middle of unfamiliar land with woods on both side of the road. I screamed to motivate myself. It was scary yet excited. There were no marshal, no km markers. I kept looking at my Garmin 11.2 , 12.7 km , 14.5 km… Reassured myself again, I can finish this. Sebelum lomba memang yang paling gw takutkan leg sepeda ini karena baru 3 bulanan ber-roadbike dan tracknya yang sulit buat pemula gw yang latihan di Bulevard doank.
  • At km 15, Sari, being audax participant every here and there passed me. I was glad she did which mean I was in the right route 😀
  • The route  was looping, we made final turn going back to the hotel. And of course another hilly track .Disini, gw tuntun lagi sepeda. 2x :D. I was tired
  • Masuk area hotel, a marshal was talking over his handy talkie “female 007 masuk” . Gila berasa VVIP
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    about to finish bike leg

    going back to transition area means going downhill with sharp turn. Gw ngerem sekuat-kuatnya. Mind the speed, all I wanted to do is to finish this bike leg without falling of. And yes I did! Yay!

  • Took another salt stick, chew Sniker, put on my running skirt as back  cover :D. There I went running walking. It was 10 am Batam time with 32 degrees celcius. Thank you very much!
  • first km was hotel area, I passed 95A and the kiddos cheering me up. Rani was saying “bunda aku udah duluan…”
    Jahahahhaha
  • running track was in golf course with undulating track. I passed a guy who works in Batam and saw me on start pen “ibu-ibu aja bisa ikutan triathlon ya mbak”. Nah tuh! He also reminds me that
    “Hati-hati suka ada ular melintas”. 
  • after went out from golf track, finished line is literally just around the corner. I ran as fast as I could! Yay!!!!
  • So there It goes!
    First triathlon race before 40 *checked*

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    when was the last time you did something for the first time?

  • Had both kiddos cheering me up *double check*
  • Finish strong dan kayaknya keren *triple check* 😀

Fa-biayyi alaa’i Rabbi kuma tukadzdzi ban

IMG_6218my timing was 2:18, 42 mins before Cut Off Time.

 

PS : Sprint Distance category : 750m swin – 20 km bike – 5 km run

Olympic Distance category : 1,5 km swin – 40 km bike – 10 km run

More pics on Flickr!

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swim leg