I didn't have a good idea what kind of run this would be until I got into it. My first mile was an easy 9:40, and it felt good, so I just let my body dictate the pace. Frequently, I don't even check my mile splits as I run, but just run at whatever pace is comfortable, and this was on of those times. I find that runs that I do that way usually turn out better because I don't burn too much energy early.
By the time this run was finished, I'd averaged 9:08 per mile for 5.75 miles, and I felt like I could go at that pace another 6 miles. Good run.