Sunday, October 16, 2011
This week has been a tough one - had I finished the long run this morning we'd be talking about almost 140km. Just over halfway through the 30km run this morning, I was starting to struggle a bit and getting bad tempered with the cyclists invading my lane (a sure sign I was running low on energy). Eventually I decided to make a pee stop as an excuse to stop for a moment. I usually check the colour of my pee to see how hydrated I am. I was shocked to see that I was pissing bright red blood!
Alarmed, I rang not my wife nor my doctor, but my trainer. He reassured me somewhat by saying that it had happened to him but that, in any case, I should stop, go home and drink lots of fluids. If it continued to happen I should go to the hospital to get it checked out.
Looks like I'll have to do that long run some other time...