Okay, so I go in for a routine cholesterol test last week, three days after running a 26.2 mile marathon. But I'm feeling good, even though the 10 hour fast was especially difficult. So today I go pick up the results, and my numbers are really high. Over 200 on everything. Usually, I am on the lower end of the normal range. My question is this: would dehydration, and therefore increased blood concentration, be the culprit? Or does muscle breakdown have anything to do with this? There's no genetic predisposition for high chol in the family, so I am at a loss here. Thanks in advance.