Yes, the lentil chips need to be added to the "don't have them hanging around the house" list. I think I'd be okay if I buy them for Book Club or something, where I can rely on the other members to eat some so I don't eat them ALL!!
Ultimately, during the taper period, I will listen to my body and what it needs. Far from the athlete I used to be, and given that running is very new to me, I am only basing my success on the taper as a swimmer and one 10K race, and all the reading I do. My last two LSRs are 12 and 11 miles. The last week, I am scheduled for a 4M ER, 30 min Tempo Run and a 2M run with two days rest before the race. I am thinking even that is too much for me. I may skip the tempo run or replace it with a 2M run, but it will depend on how well the 11th week taper goes.
Read some more of your blog posts. I love the theme of discount races. Between my partner and I, we can spend $1000's on running each year and I resent spending so much money on club races. I'm happy to volunteer and help out to makes races cheap or free. Even happy to bring food. Most of the races I run don't even have aid station (too deep in the forest I'm guessing) so spending huge sums of money makes me cross. Having said that I'm about to spend $300 on my mountain run registration (2pax) plus travel costs. But you don't get to let 300 people run through Middle Earth without incurring some costs. The chopper on standby is appreciated!