Man up you agreed to do it.
Rest maybe one midweek run, look at the cut off times for the marathons and the first one do as slow as possible walking as much as you can, with a short midweek run to loosen your muscles and repeat.
If you can, pay for a physio to give you a weekly massage to help your leg muscles out.
you dont need to carb load for a whole week. it will just go to fat, and could get you bunged up too if you catch my drift. If anything you want to refuel a bit after a run, but then get onto proteins to helpyour body repair all the damage you. Then get back into carb loading 2-3 days before the next race.
I'd also restrict any in between efforts to stretching/yoga, light non impact exercsie (spinning or swimming) or very easy running. There is nothing you can do to get faster/more efficient here, these are purely to help keep things ticking over and boost bloodflow just rnough that you can flush out waste products and get nutrients around your body to help recovery. Massage will help with that too.
That looks like a hell of a challenge - send me a link you your fundraising page!
Run them a lot slower and you should survive. A slow marathon is far less stressful on the body. Run them at 4 hour pace or something.
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