Supplementation Suggestion for hot races – halt the performance decline

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Let’s say that you are hoping to run a 4 hour marathon.

Daniel’s Tables will show you that the impact of race day temperature will have this kind of effect on your race time. Like this

Temperature 16° c 18° c 21° c 24° c 27° c 29° c 32° c 35° c 38° c
Adjusted Time 4:00:00 4:01:48 4:03:36 4:05:24 4:07:12 4:09:00 4:10:48 4:12:36 4:14:24
Adj Pace / km 5:41 5:44 5:46 5:49 5:52 5:54 5:57 5:59 6:02

Part of this extra slowness can be explained by a decline in fat oxidation as temperatures rise.

Anthocyanin supplementation can partly counteract this decline (and provide other benefits)

Studies released at the INTERNATIONAL SPORTS AND EXERCISE NUTRITION CONFERENCE (DEC 2018) showed that Anthocyanin supplementation increased fat oxidation by, on average, 30% compared to the placebo group under hot, ambient conditions.

The strategy that achieved this was to take 600mg of CurraNZ New Zealand blackcurrant extract for seven days before the exercise (race day).

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The pace decline looks very low to me. 2018 London Marathon (hot race day weather, but cold winter training) saw most friends ~20mins slower than expected.
I wonder if the table assumes athletes are well trained over the temperature range?

James Smythe

I thought this too, no way am I only 14 mins slower in 38-degrees compared to 16.
I think the table is just takes into account the fat oxidisation differences rather than the other issues temperature introduces.