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Lomba Yang Bisa Dimenangkan Oleh Siapapun Kita

Kamojang-

6 bulan pertama usia lari, saya tak cukup percaya diri untuk ikut lomba. Sampai Kang Rama Nusjirwan mengatakan,” Harus coba Ki, bagus untuk tahu dan tingkatkan kemampuan”.
Berikutnya adalah sibuk2 siapkan mental dgn sekian tanya- jawab sendiri, bagaimana kalau begini, bagaimana kalau begitu. Intip2 di hasil lomba yg sdh berjalan, kira2 saya akan ada di posisi mana. Akankah saya paling buncit?.
Belum cukup yakin saya putuskan daftar di Milo 10k 2010. Setelahnya adalah dag-dig-dug tak karuan.
Perasaan menyesal timbul. Peserta akan ribuan, dan mereka akan melihat orang setua saya lari terseok- seok atau gagal finish. Konyol sekali.
Ditengah- kegalauan saya, tiba2 saja Bang Muara Sianturi telpon,” Ki, jadi ikut Milo 10k?. Lo ikut Lomba Lintas Alam Kamojang aja, trel tuh”.
Pucuk dicinta ulam entah kemana eh si ulamnya tiba.
Yes. Selamat saya dari yg saya khawatirkan.
Kamojang, entah dimana, pastinya pesertanya tak ribuan. Venuenya dialam, banyak bukit dan pohon. Akan banyak tempat sembunyi jika kegagalan yg akan saya alami.
Tiba2 ada perasaan lain. Entah kenapa, saya merasa ada skenario yg dibuat si Abang ini.
Sampai2 beliaupun mau ikut lomba Kamojang ini.
Yg pasti dgn gagah percaya diri saya daftar.
Apalagi ternyata peserta kategori kecepatan( kita sebut lari trel kan)pesertanya hanya berlima. Haha. Sebelum2nya sampai 20-30an.
Hari H. Kami berlima, saya, Pendaki Liar, 1 peserta lokal, Bang Anwar rekan Pendaki Liar( saya dengar belasan kali berturut-turut juara lomba ini, mantan atlet lari halang- rintang 3000m) dan Bang Muara Sianturi.
Tak ada perasaan ragu, grogi atau apapun. Tak setetes keringat dinginpun saya rasakan.
Santai, seolah- olah sudah belasan puluhan kali ikut lomba.
Dari awal saya sudah ketinggalan. Yang tak pernah meninggalkan saya adalah asma saya. Selalu setia menemaniย  ๐Ÿ™‚ .
Dan percaya- diri yg entah darimana koq ya saya punyai.
Belasan km pertama, etape pertama adalah 25km, peserta lokal saya susul, juga Kang Pendaki Liar yg cidera. Kemudian lagi Bang Muara yg mengaku cidera. Berarti tinggal Bang Anwar didepan saya.
Singkat cerita saya finish 15 menit dibelakang beliau. Senang? Tentu saja. Aneh? Ya juga. Tapi saya tak ambil pusing. Saya nikmati saja dulu saat2 ini.
Kapan lagi saya merasakan saat2 kemenangan seperti ini. Seumur- umur lomba, hanya pernah juara di lomba balap… karung. Saat kelas 4 SD.
Itupun drama. Karena sempat diprotes peserta lain. Menurut mereka saya curang. Masa bukan loncat2 tapi melangkah. Sebelum lomba saya dibisiki kakak, “jangan loncat, ujung2 kaki posisikan keujung kiri kanan karung, dan melangkah jalan cepat” ๐Ÿ˜› .
Bang Muara kembali ke Bandung malam itu juga. Artinya tak berlanjut dgn etape kedua esok harinya.
Esoknya saya lebih santai lagi, karena juara dua sudah ditangan. Kembali ke start 18km, dgn trek berbeda.
Saat magrib saya menerima piala juara dua setinggi 70 cm. Ga level dgn kemenangan Nadal & Schumacher, tapi perasaan mah beda2 tifis lah.
Sampai saat ini Bang Muara tak pernah mengakuinya. Tapi saya tetap percaya, beliau sengaja membuat saya ikut lomba ini. Membuat saya percaya diri dgn keikut-sertaannya dan membiarkan saya berlari menuju juara dgn tak melanjutkan lombanya.
Jika mau tentu saja trek yg ‘ hanya’ 25km disikat habis beliau. Seorang yg hanya perlu waktu 3jam 5 menit untuk 42.195 km.
Kisah diatas, gambaran betapa konyolnya saya, yg tak cukup percaya diri untuk ikut lomba atau memulai lari- berlari, tak harus diulang oleh siapapun.
Yang dilakukan seorang Bang Muara terhadap saya ingin saya tiru. Dengan cara yg berbeda yg saya mampu.
Dibantu dengan banyak teman2 lari trel yg luar- biasa, saya ingin, setelah ikut “Food, Fashion & trailFunrun. Sukawana” lalu dan “Food, Fashion & trailFunrun. Sawarna” 4 mei nanti, juga acara2 serupa selanjutnya, siapapun pemula tak lagi ragu untuk mulai lari, mulai ikut lomba. Tanpa dibebani dgn harus cepat, harus finish, harus podium, harus sempurna.
Lomba kita adalah lomba mengalahkan berbagai macam penghalang untuk hidup sehat dan nyaman. Lomba yg pasti bisa dimenangkan oleh siapapun kita. Pemula atau yang sudah lama.
Terimakasih Bang Muara, Kang Rama, dan semua teman2 yg selalu saling mendukung. Salam, selamat pagi, selamat hari jumat ๐Ÿ™‚

Bandung, Maret 2014.

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rieka

Saat sebagian Mama- mama muda lain barangkali berangan- angan mempunyai tubuh indah tanpa melakukan apa- apa.

Atau? Ya, bisa jadi membaca setumpuk buku tentang ini sambil, ehem ngemil; seorang yg saya kenal bertekad memulai lari untuk… kesehatannya. Bagi diri dan keluarganya. Jujur, agak jarang saya dengar.
Teman saya ini memulainya dengan amat sederhana saja.
Tanpa banyak baca teori yang membuat mengerutkan dahi. Tanpa berlama- lama melakukan persiapan yang membosankan. Yang malah membuat hilang semangat untuk larinya.
Bersukur teman saya memposting kisahnya ini di Path.
Lebih bersukur lagi beliau berkenan mengijinkan saya untuk memposting ulang.
Tidak banyak yang saya tahu tentang tulis- menulis.
Tapi akan saya katakan, tulisan teman saya ini biasa- biasa saja. Tak juga berpanjang- panjang.
Tetapi makna tulisannya yang luar- biasa.
Sampai saya baca berulang- ulang.
Motivasi dan inspirasi? Ini salah- satunya. Enjoy..

“Setahun yang lalu mulai coba rutin lari… Akhir September 2012 kalo ga salah, mulai ditemenin NikePlus tgl 4 Oktober 2012… Inget banget awal lari dulu menye2 banget, baru lari 10 menit aja udah ngos2-an parah & mutusin jalan… Alhamdulillah lama2 bisa jugaย  lari nonstop. Sekarang masih lelet sih tapi lumayanlah ya… ๐Ÿ˜

Jaman sekolah dulu paling benci kalo disuruh lari. Satu2-nya olahraga yg disukain cuma renang…

Berhubung sekarang ada anak yg ga bisa ditinggal lama2, akhirnya coba2 lari. Terinspirasi mama2 TUM… Niatnya cuma satu sih, pengen sehat demi Kalya…

Masih inget banget gimana mimik muka khawatirnya Kalya kalo liat bundanya nangis2 nahan nyeri beberapa hari dalam setiap bulannya, duh bikin frustasi… ๐Ÿ˜ฅย  .

Alhamdulillah sejak rutin lari pelan2 frekuensi nyerinya berkurang… Dari yang awalnya pake obat penahan nyeri 10 hari, turun jadi 6-4-2 dan sejak bulan Mei 2013 ga pake sama sekali sampai sekarang…

Alhamdulillah semoga sehat seterusnya… Amin… ๐Ÿ™

Anyway, makasih banget2 untuk mama2 runner yang jadi inspirasi untuk mulai lari… Postingan larinya teh ninit, fanny, meta, gamma, nyanya & mama2 lainnya beneran memotivasi banget diawal lari dulu… ๐Ÿ˜˜ Juga untuk teman2 IR Bandung yang baik hati & selalu menyemangati… Makasih aki, kak arie, tyas, yustin & teman2 IR Bandung lainnya yang bikin semangat lari sejak pertama kali daku lari bareng & “terjebak” 10K… ๐Ÿ˜™ #MariLari ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ”

1st Runniversary by Rieka Riananda

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The Interview

My answers to one of many interviews i’ve had.

Mengapa lari (dan bukan sepeda, nge gym, triathlon)?

Running has always been one of my dream.
It’s a pretty cool sport, where you have only your own body to depend on. with no extra help, unlike biking, swimming in a pool or any other certain physical activities.
You can pretty much do it anywhere, anytime. By yourself or with anyone else.
The reason i only got to do it now is solely because of that i was worried i wouldn’t’ve been able to do it.
I was born with asthma and bronchytis.
It was so overwhelming that at the tender age of 3 months, they claimed i was helpless.

Kapan mulai lari, dan sejak saat itu apa beda yang anda rasakan (dari segala sisi kehidupan, feel free to answer from any, or all, aspect)?

I actually tried running on 2000. I happened to see a couple of people did it on the tennis field (which i happen to not do anymore for 6 years).
It only lasted for a year ( a slow jog for 20 laps everyday). It was probably due to exhaustion (both tennis and my lack of dietery knowledge) tha i got hep. A.
I stayed in the hospital for 11 days.
It wan’t until 2010 that i got myself to do it again.
I made sure to consult on my health to a doctor this time.
I felt okay before. Normal. But after i did it a couple of times, i found myself to be in a way better condition than i’ve been before.
I rarely cough, nor have any asthma episode, i could even drink iced water.
It only gotten better after i started trail running for a couple of months.
Then even though i’m not exactly one of those gym bunnies, i can at least claim that i have a pretty good physique.
I fell in love with running. Mountain running. Especially when i’m by myself, like having a true me-time.
I get to be with my thoughts when i run. And at the same time i could think of planning of my next steps in life ahead of time.
This goes along really well with my job as a house planner, where i get strokes of ideas when i run.
I even sometimes think to myself “why didn’t i thought of that before?”.

I was perfectly happy before, but thankfully gotten even way happier after running.
Like for instance, i stopped and think how awesome it is to marvel at the wondrous nature and surrounding at a short period amount of time.
Instant mountain hopping, one day climbing. I went on the morning and got home by the evening.
Pretty cool, with little to no fuzz, like any hiking normally would be.

How many ultra runs (di atas 42.2km) and what’s the longest run, you’ve participated in, and can you share what went through your mind for such a long journey, and were there any point in which it was particularly challenging?

I do a lot of ultra runs by myself.
It started from my love and running and the realization that i’m not exactly young anymore. At the age of 54, i’m not able to do any routine training (as much as i probably should have), probably not a good thing to follow either.
I do ultra runs to accelerate. Meaning after 3 months of running, i did approximately 50-70k of long runs. By the 5th month, i’ve done about 80-100 k.
I remember during Bintaro- Bogor- Bintaro, i have the urge to meet with Kang Hendra Wijaya.
I had to do it twice, cause he couldn’t make it at first (97k).
Bintaro- Muara Angke- Bintaro, 66km.
– Bintaro-ย  Tangerang- Karawaci- BSD.95km.
– Sukabumi- Ujunggenteng, 126km,
-Pangalengan- Rancabuaya, 88km,
-The North Face Singapore trail race, 50km( 2nd trail run race).
-Kamojang, Jawa- Barat Trail Race. 25 +18km(2 etappe). Yes it’s only local, but i feel like i should include it.
This means the most to me, cause it’s my very 1st race. And i got 2nd place, of only 5 runners.Haha..
1st place (by 15 minutes at the 1st ettape, 25 k) was a 40 year old former athlete.
The 3rd place was a runner who’s started running longer than i had, also in his 40’s, presumably also a former athlete.
The track was unbelievable. There’s one that was about 1 km across a 50 cm deep river with a pretty rough stream, while the surrounding trees are so low that forced us to run while slightly bending over every now and then.
I have to thank Muara Sianturi, who also participated. Not for deciding to not join the ettape the next day, but for convincing me to join the race at all.
And i’m pretty sure he let me won 2nd place, which he could totally have won if he wanted to.
He was one of my mentors, along with Jerry Karundeng and a few others.

– Went on a power trail to 3 mountains, Salak, Gede, Pangrango, 65k with Kang Hendra Wijaya, Rudy Ansyah, Djawa, and some few others.
– Coast2Coast ( BromoTenggerSemeru). Running from the North coast of Java to the South coast of Java, through Bromo, Ranupane, Ranukumbolo. 134k
– Bandung- Cianjur- Bandung, 99k. At the Run & Roses event with Hendra Wijaya, Bugi. I picked Bugi up who ran from Bogor to Bandung, to give roses for his girlfriend who lives in Bandung.
– Bandung Karawang, 92k at the Allianz event.
– Kawahputih- Cidaun- Sindangbarang- Agrabinta, 159k with Hendra Wijaya & Rudy Ansyah.

– Bandung- Tasikmalaya, 99k.

How many long distance event have you participated in, and which one is most memorable, and why?

The North Face Singapore was the only long run event i’ve ever participated in.
But the most memorable one was probably the Kinabalu Climbathlon that wasn’t a long trail race.
With a name that majestic, it’s also notorious as the toughest mountain trail run event in the world.
Of course everyone was more than eager to conquer it. Especially for me, who is more than thankful for being able to partake at this age.
And i finished it at a normal pace. The COT was 3hrs 30 mins to the top (the veteran group).
During a couple of km left to the top (forgot when exactly), i found a couple of racers to be overwhelmed by it. Like they were starving and thirsty. Some were helping others by bringing them food and drinks till everyone managed to get back on their feet.
I was caught off guard for a while realizing how little my experience i had was.
So instead of continuing the race, i just stopped and overthink everything that could go wrong. Like what if that happened to me?
I didn’t realize how long i was stopping. After dusting myself off i continued the race.
At 3850 mdpl (The Kinabalu top is 4052 mdpl) i arrived at just the time limit (COT) of 3 hours 30 mins.
Which means i’m DNF.
But for some reason i feel no regrets whatsoever. Eventhough i longed to win it at first.
I felt like i was more than content.
Sure i didn’t get the medal i could show off to people. But the validation that i could finish the race was enough for me.
I didn’t participate in any race eversince.

After the last Kinabalu event i mostly do local trail run events, and i decided to just do so. Which turned out to be more challenging for me, a lot more fun and more beautiful.
I also feel the responsibility to re-introduce my country to people outside.

What is your biggest running achievement (does’t have to be race related)?

I think every experience was a great achievement for me.

How do you keep yourself motivated, to continue running?

Sport is an invesment to our health for now and in the future. And to me running is the best.
I think of running as the lowest form of a high health insurance. Not only that, t also make me feel good, and happier.
Sounds exaggerating but that’s how i feel.

What would be your most important advise, to beginner runners?

It’s so simple to just start with very much benefits. If you ever have any doubts of starting something, be my guest. But if it’s running,
Just run, once it is done, the rest is addiction.

What is your running goal, race wise? What is your running goal, in general?

My goal is to take tiny steps but faster and further everytime. Hopefully by the end of 2014 i could join the triathlon.

Who’s your favorite runner, and why?

My favorite runners are the new ones wo just started but already have high spirits. They’re the ones who motivate me to do more.
Because no matter how simple running is, getting started is the hardest part.

Describe your favorite shoe (bisa imajinasi, bisa yg sudah ada di pasaran)?

Barefoot shoes or anything with thin soles. laceless for practicallity. As for dangerous terrains such as cliffs, steep steps i go with Salomon S-Lab… and.. err Eiger for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ . For average category i choose Teva and New Balance.

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Kita Kita Aja Lari Masa Kamu Ngga..

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There are lots of tracks around the world you name it. BromoTenggerSemeru100Ultra is one of the prettiest

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EAST JAVA – INDONESIA โ€“ The Mount Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra Run race is a unique event that aims to challenge your inner spirit and physical state, as well as to provide race participants with magnificent natural beauty and environment of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java – Indonesia at various altitude level.

Running at the high altitude region of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, you will experience tracks filled with various scenery, such as sea of volcanic sand (2.200 masl) with low temperature and strong wind. Then you will be running through rural back roads, forest path and prairie with a distant magnificent view of the highest mountain in Java, Mount Semeru (3.676 masl) and the tranquility of Lake Ranu Kumbolo (2.400 masl).

At last, this Bromo Tengger Semeru Ultra Run race will challenged you through 3 different distances, 160 km, 100 km and 50 km, in comfortable weather conditions and a very scenic route.

There are three race categories within the Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra with total distance of 160Km, 100Km, and 50Km

RACE ORGANIZER

Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra Committee (Trail Runner Indonesia Community (a Non-Profit Organization))

BACKED BY

Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS) Ministry of Indonesian Tourism Agency, Goverment of Malang Regency, Government of Probolinggo Regency, Government of Lumajang Regency, Government of Pasuruan Regency, Trail Runners Indonesia (TRI), FORAKSI, Young Pioneer (YEPE) Malang, MAPALA Tursina Malang

RACE DATES

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Friday, November 22, 2013. Starts at 03:00 pm
DISTANCE 160K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 46 hours
START / FINISH
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Friday, November 22, 2013. Starts at 03:00 pm
DISTANCE 100K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 32 hours
START/FINISH
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru100 Ultra
DATE Saturday, November 23, 2013. Starts at 05:00 am
DISTANCE 50K
CUMULATIVE ALTITUDE GAIN
TIME LIMIT 12 hours
START/FINISH

CONDITIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS RACE

  1. You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance trail running race. You will be running in the dark of early morning and all day through mountainous terrain and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.
  2. You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.
  3. You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (low temperatures, strong winds, and rain) and other troubles expected when traveling across mountainous terrain.
  4. You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.
  5. You fully understand that you are responsible for overcoming the above conditions 1 to 4 on your own and that it is not the responsibility of the race organization.
  6. You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.
  7. Video/television footage, photos, articles, race results, etc. may be used and/or shown in newspapers, television, magazines, internet, pamphlets, etc. You understand and agree that these rights belong to the race organization and may be used for these purposes.

If during the 2013 race, you do not meet the above race conditions, your entry to the 2014 race may be declined

QUALIFIER

For participant who will enter 160K should had experience at least once in 100K ultra trail race and proof the event name, time record and send by email to BTS100Ultra@yahoo.com

RACE ENTRY FEES

160Km
FOREIGNER US$ 150 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 100 / runner or IDR 1000000 / runner
100Km
FOREIGNER US$ 125 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 75 / runner or IDR 750000 / runner
50Km
FOREIGNER US$ 75 / runner
INDONESIAN US$ 50 / runner or IDR 500000 / runner

Registration for Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra (BTS 100 Ultra) will due on OCTOBER 31st 2013. The Race Organizer WILL NOT accept any more participant after the due date.

*The Entry Fee is not refundable

There are lots of tracks around the world you name it. Bromo Tengger Semeru 100 Ultra is one of the prettiest.

From start to finish we’ll be treated with some marvelousย  view.

Dirt track, rocks and sands of bromo are just waiting to be explored.

50k, 100k or 160k the choice is yours.

http://www.bromotenggersemeru100ultra.com

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I suddenly remember who that lady was

BilanganFuI really have to write this.
Yesterday on my flight to Malang, the plane’s air con didn’t function very well, which rarely happens.
I was sleepy cuse i was driving all the way from Bandung to Soekarno- Hatta Airport, so i tried hard to sleep.
I forgot for how long but Bang Nefo who was on the left side of the line, chatting with a passenger from the right side of the row.
I remember this guy was wearing a hat, but i forgot what type of hat it was.
They were chatting about running and i was pretty excited because running’s always been a topic of interest for me.
I was still sleepy as i looked at their way, a lady on the guy’s left joined the conversation. That’s pretty cool, i thought to myself.
Before long i also joined the conversation.
After only a few sentences the plane landed.
They said goodbye first, cause they had to get off the plane first.
When i walked out, i can still spot them and i thought they were about to take pictures of the plane.
Turns out they asked to take pictures with us. Say no more, i was happy to do it, considering i was never a camera shy kinda person.
And so we did, turns out the guy in the hat wanted to take our pic all along. he used Leica, M5 i think. Meaning he’s either a rich amateur or really is a professional photographer.
And then we took another photo together. The one above was taken with my cellphone. We still need to wait for the luggages, while they went immediately.
As we waited, Bang Nefo casually mentioned that the lady was a writer, orย  novelist, or something he wasn’t really sure of either.
I suddenly remember who that lady was.
The name’s Ayu, Ayu something. Then i recalled it was Ayu Utami.
Ok, no wonder she sounds familiar.
So that’s it for now.

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