How did you increase your pace
You don't need to run four times a week in order to improve your pace however it won't hurt if you do. The more running you do the stronger you will be at running.
Improving your endurance will improve your pace. It's early days yet but you are probably getting faster you just haven't noticed. Don't worry too much about how fast you are running in training, that isn't a real measure of your pace.
Structured training is one way to improve your pace. Running intervals or farlek or tempo will obviously help. You need to be patient, improvement doesn't usually happen overnight but consistant running will get you there.
Many runners find that joining a club or running in a group helps as there is often someone that will help you push your pace, get you out of your comfort zone for a short bit. (like fartlek) vary the pace. It will all help.
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