1- Don’t exceed your usual pace specially at the start of the race.
2- When you adjust to your comfortable running pace keep going and you may increase your pace as times go by and as you approach the final kilometers.
3- Don’t look behind you, keep focusing, you are racing against yourself only.
4- Don’t judge people by their look and try to relate it with their pace.
5- Drink a sip of water every couple of kilometers.
6- Take small banana piece or a couple of dates every around 5 kilos and don’t over do it.
7- Wear very comfortable cloths that you tried in your previous training.
8- Try to sleep early on the race night
9- If you find a running partner, you will run faster.
10- Listen to your body if you feel tired slow down.
11- Don’t hang much in your maximal heart rate zone and slow down as early as possible, unless you are at the end of the race.
12- Imagine your finish line for encouragement.