My carb of choice is pizza before my long runs. Last weekend was 7 miles and my pace was around 12:23. I managed to pick up speed after the halfway point. Maybe because of the gu chomps.
For this half, my training won't be as intense because I'm building back up from my last training schedule. My longest run will be 10 miles before I do the taper runs.
Here's our back patio with the fire pit and picnic table. We had a great bonfire Saturday night! This is my first house with my husband and I'll never go back to apartment living (unless I end up in NYC).