Are you joking? :-) I'm a 54-year-old, slow finisher, not a trainer. All I know about running came from jogging in combat boots with a rucksack as an Army paratrooper at Ft. Bragg during the late 1960's.
In this specific case, I believe the poster is in the same fantasy category as the poster who is writing to Ollie/Thumper about training for a marathon by painting a house. There is no substitute for training for a marathon other than getting out, running distance, and working one's way through the quadricep pain and recovery.
I also agree with what I think your position is, that there is a fine line between training and injury. The poster will want to enter the goal marathon well rested and well trained.
So there may not be a correct answer to this question. I flopped on the side of squeezing in one more long run. Rest and tapering wouldn't be bad choices either.
My first fall marathon is Saturday. Personally, I'm still running more than tapering because I missed weeks of good training during August due to foot injuries.
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