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Thursday, 16 November 2006

Report: Powerman 2006

One of the events that i'm very nervous and gabra bewak. With leg still not fit, start at 1pm - tengahari rembang/lit-lit (never training under this condition) and >4hour workout - a kind of marathon duration. Sejuk/Kecut perut aku. Pray hard.. to finish faster for jamak.

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Yang ni lagi power
On the boat to Pulau Pangkor
@KOta Belanda

Bawa ayah sekali to pom2 me. Dia dah risau dah... aku tak kasi bawa kelambu tidoq dia.
"Takpa ayah.. aleh bawak 2 ubat nyamuk letrik"
Dia memang tak boleh tidoq semalaman jika ada 1-2ekoq nyamuk.
After heard his snoring that night... lega aku - Tidoq lena dia.

At night and early morning.. not going any where - stay @hotel. Went to car park, belek2 gerek, adjust sini-sana - hati tak sedap, saja kasi sibukkan diri. 11am pi kedarah nasi siap2.

12pm - park gerek dlm bike area. Jumpa + chat will net friends.
Panas nak mampus. Warm-up belom.. peluh basah baju.

01pm - Peeekk START! 10km RuN
Leg still... arrrgg.. Just doing slow pace.
"Apa kejadahnyer aku buat kat sini tengahari rembang?..." - pop-up on my mind.

This year the race start at Hotel Putra at Dataran Lumut not at Marina Wing (MMDS II - 2005), which is a 1km behind on same road. Same U-turn location, at Venice of Perak.

Elite group
Still far behind
Ooiiitt!

Too hot.. sip abit at 1st Drinking Station (DS).. then curah atas kepala. Continue slow habis punya pace. 2nd DS - mandi again. A U-turn at 5km, watch shown 25.07mins - Had to change to plan B. Still running seelow + fake senyum. Till bike transition area.. 1:01mins - confirm B. After that i did not track my timing any more. Tengok jam pon dak.

Crispine Omondi Onyango.. 1st on 10km run
Benny Vansteelant.. 2nd
Hundred meter to end 10km run
Coming out, on bike

60km Bike
From Hotel Putra to KL university (Maritime Division) u-turn back to Lumut. Need to finish it in 2laps. Quickly changed + out from bike transition. Naik gerek. Kayuh slow for 5mins.. then start speeding.

Then @16km after u-turn at KL-U, left leg cramp. Sempat pull right leg from pedal clip. Left leg dah jem.
Kedebbbukk! jatuh aku belah kiri jalan.
Melalak aku - tolong!! help!! arrgg!! @#$%^&*^%$@#
Dia tarik gila babi.. tumbuk tanah aku masa tuh. Kaki kiri still clip kat pedal.
Then one of competitor stop & mai bukak kaki aku dari pedal + bukak kasut + rapat kaki kat tanah + tolak hujung tapak kaki kedepan. For 3mins.. said OK to him
- start kayuh.

@ transition area
Benny Vansteelant.. 1st
Joerie Vansteelant.. Benny's younger brother - 2nd
Crispine Omondi Onyango - 3rd
Lines of bikes

Again at 20km - right leg cramp plak!! Boleh rasa urat peha aku dah keras. This time both leg tak sempat tarik dari clip..
Kedeeebuuukk.. terlentang - melalak sesungguh aku. Dia tarik cramp lagi kuat belah kanan. Siku tanah lagi aku - tahan sakit.
Mai 2 marshall, bukak dua2 kaki dari clip.. then tolak hujung kaki.
"Bang! mana boleh!.. letak kaki saya atas tanah.. tolak hujung tapak kaki"
"Bang! pegang lutut saya"
"Hah! Tolak hujung kaki - kuat!"
"Arrrggghhh!!!"
"Lagi... aaarrrrgghh"


10mins after that..okay abit, continue slow ride 24-26km/h. Hujan. 2nd lap. U-turn again at KL-U. Slow. Takut aku.. cramp lagi.

At end of 1st lap.. another 30km more
At end of bike
3rd cramps at bike transition
Arrrgghh..

A few meter to bike transition. Left leg tarik lagi - cramp. Sempat bukak kaki kanan from clip..
Kedeebuuukkkk.. terlentang kali ketiga.
Ramai orang tulong. Habis 8-10mins tang situ.

Keep on rolling..
To park the bike
Quickly change to running shoe
Patut bukak seluaq dulu..
Aarrrrggg.. 4th cramp
Still standing &..
..running

@Bike transition
Quickly change to running shoe... Aku rasa lain macam dah.. kaki kanan nih.
Cramp again!! Melalak aku panggil org tulong. After 5mins..
"udah bang.. terima kasih!"
Capai botol ayeq.. continue 10km run.

Last lap.. 10km run
Winners of Malaysia: Powerman 2006

10km RuN
Half km.. again - macam nak start cramp lagik. Aku try duduk atas jalan, tolak dua2 kaki kat divider jalan... kedudukkan macam nak pumping. Kira nak buat prevention laa.. Takdan dah.. CRAAAAAMPPP - arrrggghh!!
Datang sorang uncle/competitor + polis bantuan tolong aku.. Uncle tu tolong bukak kasut, aku suruh polis tu tolong aku.
"Uncle.. you continue lari.. go!"

That time.. aku betul2 dah gave-up dah. 5 kali cramp including 3cramps in <1km. But looking back.. tengok ada yg dok pulun kayuh, ada yang baru 1lap bike..
"Can walk.. what!"
Start walking.. run abit.. walk+run+walk+run.

@3km/10km
Cramp lagi. Dua2 belah peha kejang+keras. Nasib baik ada orang kampung tolong. Piii lagi 10mins tang situ. Huh!! Nih kalau cramp dua2 kaki + tarak sapa tolong... mau berbuih mulut. Sakit yang amat. After that walk+run+walk+run till finish line. Dapat habis.. kira hebat gila.

Heading to finish line.. kids + ayah, keep on cheering for me
Meleleeeehhh..
Cold towel
With para penyokong
With Bacin and Jamil - net friends
with Camerawomen.. - marah nampak, kawan sebelah tuh..
@Transition area with kuda besi
Again! nx year - Powerman.

Official result keluar tengahari tadi.
10km Run = 57.09
60km Bike = 2:21.02
10km Run = 1:30.59
Timing = 4:49.10
My watch = 4:49.06
Category position = 79/100
Overall position = 189/233

A bit choleric..
1st 10km run, 57.09 = position 43
2nd 60km bike, 2:21.02 = position 82
3rd 10km run, 1:30.59 = position 95

Think.. this is my last event for this year. Will gantung my Pegasus again but not my Shimano.

Powerman 2007, sure!

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  • Hang memang HERO lah ...
    Berapa kali jatuh daa ... & continue...pergh...tabik spring sama lu ...

    By Blogger The Eraser, at 1:28 pm  

  • haaaaa... mcm tu la baru betoi nak jadi powerman!! kalo x jatuh & x cramp, x thrill lah!! no pain no gain, sbb tu la berbaloi, walau sakit, dpt gak kat hang medal tu kan... caya lah..

    By Anonymous N, at 2:47 pm  

  • Pemadam: Ye laa.. hero tergolek-dog. Malu betul.. tp sebab sakit.. tu yg melalak

    N: Melelong aku lari last leg tuh.. Dah byk investment dah.. so kena pulun jugak. Sakit - simpan. Medal.. canteeek! muuuaah!! cup! cup!.

    By Blogger aharis, at 5:39 pm  

  • haha...i saw you falling from a distance. very dramatic. looked like you, but i wasn't sure. anyway, congrats! not joining kri or 12 hr walk.

    By Blogger twy, at 10:15 pm  

  • Haris, wah really dashyat man! My heart kecut thinking of der suffering. I actually wanted to try a Powerman eventually... whenever I do get a bicycle haha, but now thinking twice already. Anyway congrats to you for finishing the race!

    By Blogger Dinesh, at 10:45 am  

  • powerman 2007? only if there is.. i do hope so. More champs on finishing lines at my blog. Anyway, you did good.(walaupun cramp byk kali)

    By Blogger marshmallow, at 3:12 pm  

  • DUDEEEE!!!

    wat a story .... seriously aku tak perasan nko on the course .. N din even see you afterwards

    good to know you DID it!!

    may i suggest something for your cramp problem : ORS

    aku bawak 10 peket ORS during powerman ... habis separuh kot ... in the end not a single cramp

    you lost too much salt bro :) ... easily solved with ORS

    dah powerman ... ironman lah pulak jom

    langkawi dekat ja

    By Blogger zebrallini, at 4:21 pm  

  • twy:
    Yeah! Should do on slow motion + the crying part.. wah!! kalah Bawang Putih Bawang Merah.. heheee.. You too - congrats!

    Dinesh:
    TQ man. Should buy sebijik la.. Do it as X-training. Good for shaping the legs heheheee.

    Hi Marsmallow.. TQ for visiting. Someday i should snap with you. Byknyer blog nko.. U mean.. no powerman 2007?.

    Azwar,
    That day.. mmg dah rasa lain mcm. ter-Left my supplements. Byk org suggest ORS but never try during training - so kena getah la aku. Will try for nx workout. Thanks for advise. Ironman?! long way to go.. but yes! i'm driving to that dream.

    By Blogger aharis, at 9:27 am  

  • brother salute u!
    cramp banyak kali masih wan to finish it!
    fook

    By Blogger fook, at 4:11 pm  

  • TQ! i want finisher t'shirt.. canteekk u. Thanks for the link.

    By Blogger aharis, at 1:46 pm  

  • Tahniah..tahniah..kalau saya dah pengsan kot..kalau suruh swimming or diving ok lagi..ishh..dahsyatlah la hang ni..pinjam ur semangat 'Power Rangers' bole?...
    Well done & get well soon..

    By Anonymous tuty, at 10:23 am  

  • ini citer pasal cramp ker pasal powerman?? i salute u lah.. terrer terrer..

    By Blogger bola2api, at 4:57 pm  

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