When you’re halfway through a grueling 100-mile race, your thoughts and decision-making capabilities may become clouded.
Thankfully, whoever put up this visual at mile 55 of the Western States 100 makes hydration easy.
This is one of those rare times you don’t want to see the golden hue of an IPA — or especially a dark stout.
As most runners already know, darker urine is usually a sign that you’re not hydrated enough. When your body is low on fluids, it holds onto the water in your system. This causes urine to become very concentrated and turn a darker color, according to a very educational article on WebMD.
Of course, as WebMD and this chart notes in a disclaimer, individual urine colors may vary and might not always be an indicator of hydration or dehydration.
As anyone who has attended a beer festival knows, your pee can look like Coors Light even when you should be drinking more water.
Thanks to Rich for the heads up.