Event: 2013 Yukon Mile Run
Date: Saturday January 19, 2013
Location: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Hotel: Home, sweet home
Weather: 31F, moderate winds at10 MPH from W
Official Results: 2013 Overall Results for Yukon One Mile; for Yukon 3-Mile Snowshoe; for Yukon 3-Mile
Goal: Win Age Group
Overall: 2nd (41 total); 1st in 50-59 AG (4 total)
Well Kept Wife Results
Overall: 15th (41 total); 2nd overall Females (19 total); 1st in 40-49 AG (6 total)
|Well Kept Wife and Myself Post Event|
|Elevation and Heart Rate|
Here is a video of the race that I hope you enjoy. You can see the icy conditions very well. And check out who flew in for the start of the race, as if on cue.
2013 Yukon Mile from Brian Maas on Vimeo.
This was another very nice race event by FrontRunner. Race Director Randy Fulton does a very nice job and makes everyone feel welcome and appreciated. The Yukon Mile was the first even in the 10-event White Bear Grand Prix. A runner may compete in as few or as many as they choose. Results from up to 7 races will count. Anyone running in seven or fewer races will have all his/her scores included. Anyone running every race will be scored on the best seven places.
- 1st place – 5 free grand prix races for 2013
- 2nd place – 3 free grand prix races for 2013
- 3rd place – 1 free grand prix race for 2013
I was surprised to find myself in the lead for the start of the race, and I kept it well past the halfway mark. I was happy to be as close to 3 minutes at the turn as I was, considering I had roughly 50% traction. I almost went down at the turn but was able to catch myself. The Well Kept Wife was not as lucky, and fell at the turn as did a few other people.
A quick glance told me I had about a 5-second advantage. The question now became, could I keep the overall lead.
Second Half Mile & Finish (3:26.1/6:31)
It seemed the bare ice was worse on the return, but I was also tiring. Let's face facts: I'm still way overweight and still massively out-of-shape as I get back into the swing of things post my tibial stress fracture from last year. 2013 will be a building year to get back into national quality shape and have a much better race season in 2014. 2013 will have very slow times to begin with and my expectations are lowered. I'm just happy to be back racing. 10-months away from the trace circuit in 2012 was not very enjoyable.
I was not surprised to hear footsteps about 200-300 yards from the finish. I was finally passed and it didn't bother me a bit as it was totally down to fatigue at that point. With my low run mileage thus far, I just was not able to respond. Hopefully by mid-year, I will have my typical closing speed back in form. I was happy to see that my speed didn't fall off all that much compared to the first half-mile split. So, all in all, a good race.
And the Well Kept Wife, who had no expectations, ran to second place overall for the females. She has been having a very good winter training season on the treadmill while Podium Boy (who was away on a Boy Scout ski outing) practices for the Life Time Swim Team. This will give her some additional confidence for the upcoming race season.
Awards were given for top 3 in each age group, 10 year increments. Nice sized medals. Top 2 finishers overall for men and women also received coffee mugs.
|Well Kept Wife & I both won our AG's and both took 2nd overall for the sexes|
|Very good quality heavy hooded sweatshirts were part of sign-up|
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