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On Saturday I completed the 69 mile 'Wall' Ultramarathon. It was by far my longest distance run and I am proud to say I made it to the end in 17hrs 44mins. Unfortuantely in the process I also managed to cause a stress fracture in my foot.
But that isn't what this question is about. As I am out of action for a few weeks, I have spent most of the last few days on the sofa and have been noticing a weird effect. My temperature seems to be fluctuating quite a lot. Every hour or so, I will swing from being cold (Enough to want to pull a blanket over me) to being hot enough to start sweating. Now, it's not enough to make me really concerned or feel ill, but I am curious as to what may be causing it?
I am a 30 year old male, so preumably the menopause isn't to blame! After I completed the race, by urine was very dark suggesting I was quite dehydrated (despite having drank a lot during the race), so I was wondering is an electrolyte imbalance/deficiancy to blame for this sort of thing? Is this a known side effect of running a very long way? As a sidenote I tend to be very hot most of the time, and burn up when running. My preferred running temperature is anything below freezing!