As a novice runner I struggle with pace a lot. I'd say my 5k pace is around 6mins per k and 10k around 6:30. But I so often go out to run long and try to start slow only to hit 6.05 etc at 1k which means I then struggle.
Now we have this extra heat load it's even more important to get the pace right. I have veered away from longer runs lately as I haven't had the time/energy/motivation but I need to jog on a bit more by controlling the pace. Any tips or exercise anyone can suggest.
Also when I do force myself to be very slow it feels like I'm hardly moving. But it's just a perspective/speed trick of the mind, still it plays into me ending up too fast.