If you do it, do the short one. Taper. Ease into taper.
Many plans recommend a half marathon this weekend...
How far out are you from the full marathon?
How about a trail Half Marathon: Vulcan's Fury at Pawtuckaway. I'll be there.
(Saturday 10/13, 700 m climb - going over N mountain and over S mountain)
then: Sunday 10/14: The O Ringen at Wolfeboro (see UNO website): a nice tapering from Saturday
then: 2 full weeks of really tapering...
Oh man, now I've gotta choose??
Will probably stick with Groton since it's a little closer and a little cheaper, and also the trails will be a little faster, so more specific to the pace I'm supposed to go. Vulcan's Fury looks like fun though! Acidotic does a good job with hosting races.