I had the same issue between the widths.
I ended up keeping the EE and just wearing mid weight wool socks with it even if it's a bit warmer out. I'd rather have the comfort especially with boots like this.
Being on the track was definitely cool. And you're right, there was trash EVERYWHERE.
Race day we ended up sitting over by Pouhon cause we got the track later than we hoped. It wasn't a bad spot.
Practice we watched from in between...