Regarding my easy runs, I saw that when my pace is slower than 6:30-6:45/km I get a weird sensation under my left kneecap. It's not exactly pain, I can't desribe it at the moment(I felt it also at the beggining of last year during slow runs). But goes away if I run faster than 6:45/km, so it shouldn't be an issue for me.
Regarding the runners knee issue, my girlfriend developed it after running slower for extended periods of time during last week. The difference being that she is in pain even during walking or sitting. Currently she's taking a few days off of running.
Does it have to do with cadence during slower runs? Any advice/suggestions for her faster recovery or future runs?
Today after I get home from work I'll start the first cycle and I hope things will be enjoyable :-). Looking forward to the first quality session.