I did my first broken toe test ride tonight – about one hour on the trainer. All appears to be okay. There were a few moments of discomfort, but no pain. So things are looking up.
I didn’t want to overdo it, so I just stuck with the hour on the trainer for tonight, followed up with lots of ice and elevation. Tomorrow I hope to do a two hour ride and a swim.
I’m trying to track down all the little odds and ends I’ll need come race day – today I picked up some toe covers and a very light jacket (both highly recommended due to the wind in Wilmington). I also stopped by my local bike shop for a long bike route recommendation. Everything around here is crazy hilly, and now with the toe, I really don’t want to be straining to mash up any hills this weekend, especially since the B2B course is flat and the hill training is not super necessary. So I think I have a good plan for this weekend. We’ll see.
Things appear to be okay for now. I really need to get my eating under control now that I can’t run until race day. I’m still eating like I’m in full training mode and it’ll catch up with me quickly!