There’s nothing wrong with pushing yourself. But you have to pull yourself back as well!
Your natural cadence is probably good for most days, but days aren’t all the same. Some days require more from you, and that’s okay. But some days require less – and it can be just as challenging to pull yourself back from the ledge, to make yourself slow.
If you only push something, you knock it over. If you push a little here, pull a little there – you balance it. You get it just right.