My toe also hurts if I push down on the nail, which is why I'm concerned about tonight's 10-mile tempo run.
Everything was jake during my five-mile recovery run last night. My whole run was a focus on form. Fast turnover, landing flatfooted or a little on the forefoot, lifting my feet instead of pushing off and maintaining good posture.
My run was painfree. However, my feet were bare. I'm worried about slipping on shoes tonight.
I don't want my toe to rub against the inside of the upper. I wish I had the confidence to run 10 miles fast and barefooted. I'm not there yet. I'd wear my huaraches, but I have a nasty tendency to catch the flappy rubber soles on the ground, which could result in another smashing of a toe. I really don't want that.
Two fears are apparent:
- I don't know how to run 10 miles fast and barefoot
- My toe will hurt from wearing shoes for 10 fast miles
Which fear is the lesser evil?