Because of the cold rain, I ran faster than I probably would have. I checked my stride rate several times, and it was always in the 186-188 steps/minute range. I didn't force that stride rate. My body just took me there, and it felt comfortable. I think I was running around 11 minute miles, but I didn't have my GPS with me to measure an accurate pace. That stride rate was fast enough to cause me to run a 9:30 pace, but I kept my stride length small to keep my speed down since this was a recovery run.