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9 minute mile

So yesterday at the gym, I ran 4 miles in 36 minutes. I was running at a pace where I know I could have run the last 2 miles, but since I was at the gym and was already over the allotted time on the treadmill, I had to get off. I was probably going at about 80% effort – a comfortable pace, never getting too fatigued or cramped up. That’s a 54 min-10km pace. Not great. Not bad, but not great.

I set my “rest” pace at 6.0 (since that means I would at least be running at a 60 min. 10km pace), and then alternated speeds between 6.5-7.5, going to my “rest” pace for 1 minute out of every 5.

I’m confident that I can run a full 10km in under 60 min, but I have to make up about 4-6 minutes overall to reach my target of a < 50 min. 10km. I’m going to keep running on the treadmill for all of June, and then alternate and start running outside for July.

Spending Recap: May 24-30, 2010

Monday 24th
$18.04 A&W (my treat since BF bought lunch on the ferry on Friday)
$73.20 ferry
– $35 BF (for his half of ferry)

Tuesday 25th
$110.54 Superstore (bought BF’s share of groceries too)

Wednesday 16th
No spend day!

Thursday 27th
No spend day!

Friday 28th
No spend day!

Saturday 29th
$130.46 car dealership (6-month check-up)
$10.79 groceries

Sunday 30th
$33.10 beer store (for the BBQ we didn’t end up going to)

TOTAL: $341.13

A bit out of the ordinary because I took my car in for his 6-month service. That $$ will come out of my Car Fund. Also, the $110.54 in groceries was also out of the ordinary – I bought BF’s groceries too. So BF bought all the groceries last night for this week’s food. Works out to be the same. :)

June 2010 Monthly Goals

Nothing out of the ordinary with this month’s budget. I’ve decreased my Food and Entertainment categories to account for the fact that I’ll be in Mexico for the last 5 days of the month. I’ve increased my Clothing budget, and added some money into my Travel fund because I’ll be going to my hometown for one weekend, and BF and I will be going to see a Mariners game with a couple of my friends this coming weekend.

Note that this budget DOES NOT include spending money for Mexico. That will come out of my Travel Fund, and right now I’m planning on about $300 US. It will probably be too much, but I can always save that $$ for another trip this year.

June Goals:

  • $600 into Retirement Portfolio (RRSP & TFSA)
  • $200 into Emergency Fund
  • Make an extra $100
  • Work out 4-5x/week (even when in Mexico)
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