Loops are always fun, plus this one has some nice views. :)
I carried 2L of water (ended up with 0.5L leftover since I ran out around mile 24 and didn't feel like stopping to refill). As usual, had lots of extra food for training weight.
Like Nicole mentioned, I found the second half harder than I thought it would be (despite the warning). Although, I did enjoy the trails and hills more than I enjoyed the flat pavement at the start.