I agree with Coach Nancy, it is going to depend a lot on how long you have been running overall. In my case there is a 7 day period every month where I rotate to night shift and do not run at all. Surprisingly, I come back like nothing happened if not better due to the downtime resting the joints etc...
Also, there have been times where my mileage decreased to almost zero due to injury and I maintained a surprisingly high amount of running fitness with lunges, squats, and other strength / weight bearing exercises. May sound crazy but if the place where you are staying has a stairwell and several floors, you would be amazed what a stairwell run will do for you. Talk about hill work.
My point is that over the years that I have been running I have found that you do not totally fall apart if you miss a few days due to life happening if you have been doing the work prior. It is far easier to maintain fitness than it is to build it.
Like Nancy said, don't try to make up my drastically altering your mileage or frequency to 'make up' for lost time., there is no such thing as cramming when it comes to running.
Goal 1 is to finish with a big smile on your face... Enjoy your race.
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