Following graduation last week I tried the Stepping stone podcast today. However, I couldn't run as slowly as 150bpm. I couldn't slow my pace enough and it felt more uncomfortable and even caused my knees to hurt. I just about managed the 160bpm part but had to deliberately slow down from my normal pace. I usually run 7.22min/km but at 160bpm was only managing 8.40min/km. When I run normally I feel like I am taking small steps and feel like I shuffle.
Should I make a deliberate effort to lengthen and slow my pace or keep on as I am used to? I was certainly less tired than normal at the end of the run.
Any advice appreciated, thanks.