Here's my biggest takeaway: for the second time in a couple of weeks, and from different sources, I was shown that speed isn't the same as timing. Consequently, I don't need to be in a big rush to do whatever thing I happen to be doing. At least not if I'm doing it correctly.
Another concept we worked on can be summed up by a Bode quote:
"If you're not cheating, you're not trying hard enough to survive"
My toe is healing up slowly-but-nicely, and I'm looking forward to getting back to regular training!