Before I left home, I had some cereals; and before the race started at 8.00am, I drank a can of Redbull for energy and i did put on some Deep Heat rub on both legs merely just a wake up call for my muscle before start running.
The SCKLM route was not too bad. I was cruising all the way. One method I used was to rehydrate myself sufficiently at every water stop. I slowed down at every water stop, just to let my body take a short and quick rest whilst I rehydrate. Along the way, a lady which i hardly known approached me becuase she wanted to know the time since i'm wearing my TIMEX watch.
We have similar running pace and we ended up running together until the finishing line. We did motivate each other especially towards the end of the marathon where.