So today was my 10K race. Nancy and I joined the NY Road Runners and are going to do 9 races this year, plus volunteer at one. This gets us automatic entry into 2011's NYC Marathon. So even with the toe, I was finishing this race. Had a forced 3rd day off yesterday. I have been walking on the outside of my foot so as not to put pressure on the toe. I really had no expectations for today. The metric of success was to finish without injuring it more. Well, goal accomplished.
It was a beautiful day in NYC, and about 7800 people were there for the race. I went back to Nancy's corral as I didn't want to get passed all day. We started together then about 2 minutes in I decided to stop for a quick bathroom break as I didn't know how long I'd be out there. Once I started going, the toe hurt until about mile 4, then was fine or numb. First 3 miles were covered in 26:09 and the last 3.2 in 24:42 for a total time of 50:51. Finished 268 out 551 in my age group. Was fairly pleased that I averaged 7:41's for the last 3.2 miles without really pushing.
Planning on my 40K bike in the park tomorrow as I just had the bike tuned up and my bike handling skills need a ton of improvement.