Lots of odd attitudes on this thread.
The OP - look for a club if you want people (not joggers with the local running store clinics)with whom you can run. But either you compromise your runs (at least to start)to what others are doing, or continue on alone.
"Easy" running means different things, depending on whether in race-training mode, or "training-to-train" mode. Too many people have black and white determinations of training pace, when it is a lot more in between for many people, and may depend simply on the day and how you feel. Base building (no or few specific workouts) may well include runs that are either progressive in nature or simply faster than during a specific phase - where the workouts take priority, and recovery from them is essential.
Too many people spend too much time throughout the year doing specific sessions. This is part of the College scene (or even HS) where seasons almost blend together - and why so many are burned out (mentally) from the experience. The summer base may also be compromised somewhat if it is too hot, so quality running (by pace not effort) is put on the back-burner just to get in the appropiate volume. Sadly it can also be the best time of the year to race track in some ares of the country - except that there aren't many meets available since HS and Colleges don't compete in the summer.
6.30 can be too fast or too slow - it depends on so many factors (doesn't Mary Cain runs her "easy" at 6.30, and she is a HS 4.04 HS female runner)that only an individual and their coach (if having one) can make the correct interpretation. I don't even like using the word "easy" to describe runs, as it has too broad a meaning. Runs can be aerobically developmental without having to be "tempo/Threshold/MP", and don't thereby have to be for "recovery" either. Heck even if using Daniels as a reference, there is a phase for aerobic development that only assigns "easy" running (Lydiard was little different really), which is NOT recovery running, but for "aerobic development". It is quality running, just not specific quality. In part this was what (I think) Malmo was getting at in his "summer of Malmo". Getting "training fit" isn't the same as "racing fit".