I hear some of my Dear International Readers probably scratching their heads now as to what London Pride is, let's say that a well prepared barrel of Pride will be emptied very quickly, a fine ale.
Let us concentrate on the colour of London Pride though and it will assist in the reason for my post.
Cast you mind back to the Winter 100 race at the beginning of the month where I mention that I was dehydrated in certain sections of the race mainly around the 50-75 mile mark, look at the chart on the left and you will see a pee chart, I do try and concentrate on the 1-3 levels but it really depends on the weather, conditions and distance. Whilst worried about my hydration levels I noted that I never went above 5, drinking often but drinking more at aid stations...I was coping.
So lets move forward, the race completed and my pee is fine and even on my return home I was still drinking, the colour of my pee within 1-3.
However, I awoke at 7.44am the next day, bladder bursting, so went for a morning pee and was totally shocked when I saw the colour to be a number 7 or best described as London Pride and smelled revolting. I went downstairs, had a cup of coffee and a glass of juice, 20 minutes later my pee back to 1-3!
Question is why or what was in my "over night" urine that caused it to be this colour.
Note: I do not use NAIDS medication before, during or after a long run like this