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IRONMAN Launches Pro Series Hub and Releases Broadcast Details

Key IRONMAN pro series info, a unique swim drill, and why Omega 3's are key


Good morning everyone,

With one eye on my first race of the season next weekend I’m eagerly anticipating the decrease in volume and that slight psychological lift from the pre-race taper. But with the drop in training volume often the pre-race doubts start to creep in, “have I trained enough?", “will I be able to hit my goals?”

These thoughts are OK, and just part of the game. My way of managing them is to trust in the hard work that I have done, and once I get closer to race day just really start to appreciate the fact I will be able to compete!

In today’s edition:

  • 🚨 IRONMAN releases key pro series details,

  • ⏱️ A unique swim drill for a tricky problem,

  • 🍣 And why Omega 3’s are absolutely key!

Thanks for being here.

-Matt Sharpe, newsletter editor

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IRONMAN Launches Pro Series Website and Major Broadcast Details


What is it: IRONMAN has launched the official website and hub for its 2024 Pro Series, proseries.ironman.com as well as released the broadcast details for the race series.

Athlete hub: According to IRONMAN the new hub will help fans stay up to date with series news, race previews, view individual pro athlete bio pages. It will also include individual race results and overall series standings.

Extensive coverage: As athletes battle over the 20-race series for almost $6 million in total prize money, triathlon fans across the globe will have the opportunity to watch every race live, including the Men’s and Women’s IRONMAN World Championships:

Tempo’s take: After a splashy announcement of its Pro Series at last year’s IRONMAN World Championships, we’re now on the cusp of the opening event next weekend in Oceanside.

The media loves a good narrative, and we’re no different, as the debut IRONMAN Pro Series race will surely be compared to their pro triathlon series rival - the T100 Triathlon World Tour.

  • How will the race dynamics of 80 athletes compare to 20?

  • Will 20 races vs 8 dilute the competition too much?

  • Are the series’ points systems designed to provide intrigue and a true season-long narrative?

  • How do the race productions stack up?

Plenty of questions will be answered soon enough. As one pro triathlete famously said, “when the gun goes off, the bullshit stops!”

Does IRONMAN's investment in their pro series make you want to watch?

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Tempo Reviews: TRIHARD Swimmer’s Shampoo and Pre & Post Conditioner

If you want to reclaim your hair from the ravages of chlorine and other harsh pool chemicals and restore it to its natural glory, then we recommend the Swimmers Shampoo, and Pre & Post Swim Conditioner from the team at TRIHARD. 

What we liked

  • ✅ Fresh scent and easy on the scalp.

  • ✅ Complete removal of harsh pool chemicals and chlorine smell.

  • ✅ Noticeably healthier hair.

  • ✅ Addictive post-rinse sensation.

Matt’s Review

OK, I’ll have to admit. I didn’t think I was exactly a “qualified expert” to review the lineup of products from TRIHARD as l can’t say I always do an exceptional job with my post-swim hair care/wellness routine. 

  • I’m typically a Herbal Essences guy. Which, in reality, is fine. But, as I discovered, our hair deserves more than fine. It requires more than fine. And it thrives with more than fine. 

But TRIHARD’s Swimmers Shampoo and the Pre & Post Conditioner are a hell of a lot more than just fine. Their formula is vegan, dermatologically tested, and packed with clean ingredients. Also, their packaging is made up of 80% post-consumer recyclables ♻️

The magic behind TRIHARD’s success is its PLECOTECH™ technology which helps remove pool chemicals and lingering chlorine scents effectively from swimmers’ hair and scalp. Their cleansing tech also incorporates key ingredients including:

🌱 Vitamin E

🌊 Red Algae 

💎 Dead Sea Minerals, such as Magnesium Chloride and Maris Sal

  • And if we’re putting minerals in our hair, Dead Sea Minerals just feel like the right ones!

Opening the bottle and getting that first hit of the TRIHARD essence was a delight. If I were a shampoo sommelier, I’d note that the nose had a delicate balance of fresh-cut flowers and aloe followed by a peppermint finish. 

  • The products' hand-feel were more dense than what I’d been used to. Guessing that is due to the sheer amount of quality ingredients they had to squeeze in. All those Dead Sea Minerals of course. But also Shea Butter, naturally derived oils, including Jojoba and Almond Oil, and Vitamin B5.

After a couple of weeks of using the products, it was clear that my hair looked better and felt noticeably healthier. Running my hands through my hair was a richer experience, and my scalp also just felt smoother and more supple. 

  • As for my slowly, but devastatingly consistent receding hairline? Well, even TRIHARD can’t fix that. 

But what about the addictive post-rinse sensation referred to above? Getting to that now. 

Before I started throwing TRIHARD in my hair I probably should have done some label reading. But I’m also glad I didn’t, because after my initial rinse, I felt a unique, and captivating sensation that was TOTALLY unexpected! Of course, if I’d actually read the label of the Swimmers’ Shampoo bottle, I would have noticed one of the key ingredients; Menthol. 

  • Menthol cools, refreshes, and provides a tingling sensation, which, my poor scalp had never previously experienced. 

  • The initial menthol-induced shock gently transitioned to an incredibly refreshing post-swim experience that I now think about randomly during the day. Kind of weird, I know, but the feeling is just that exceptional!

Overall, I can certainly recommend TRIHARD Swimmers’ Shampoo, and Pre & Post Conditioner to help eliminate harsh pool chemicals and that difficult chlorine smell. It’ll also help noticeably improve the health of your hair and scalp. 

But why do I think you should really try it? It removes chlorine like nothing else. And that cool, refreshing, and slightly tingling sensation will have you ready to skip cooldown!

Give your hair the post-swim treatment it deserves by heading to TRIHARD.com and use code “TEMPONEWS” for 20% off!


⏱️ Swim breath timing: Have you struggled to nail the correct timing of your breath while swimming? The bubble-arm, breathe-arm drill might be the one swim drill that helps you relax and find that perfect timing. [YouTube]

🍣 Omega 3 awesomeness: Omega 3 fatty acids are found in foods like fish, olive oil, chia, and walnuts. They are a incredibly important nutrient that will help you improve your strength, endurance, rcovery, and so much more! Read this article and learn why you need more Omega 3’s in your life. [Fuelin]

🥇 How good is your sleep? A recent study looked at sleep quality in over 1,600 Olympians. Surprisingly, many of them were classified as poor sleepers, which, as it turns out, won’t prevent you from going to yhe Olympics! Or achiveing your own big goals. [Outside]

👏 Boardroom badass: Sarah Crowley transitioned from a successful career at Deloitte to becoming an incrdibly well decorated pro triathlete. Now, she’s heading back to the boardroom with new sense of purpose. [Triathlon Magazine]

😱 Insane sores: Saddle sores - irritations of the skin where you contact your bicycle saddle - are often the price of admission for becoming a triathlete. But just be sure not to let them get out of control and end up contracting a flesh eating virus! [Triathlete]


Does anyone actually ever get more stretching done? 😆


Virgin Islands kids tri: The Rotary Club of St. Thomas-Sunrise will hold its 12th annual Kids Triathlon on Saturday April 13 at Magens Bay Beach. [Virgin Islands Daily News]

Seine sewage: Paris houseboats will be pumping their sewage onshore to help clean up the River Seine ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games. [Rome Sentinel]

Olympic relay: World Triathlon has confirmed an initial nine countries will be on the start line at the Paris Olympics. Among them, the USA, France, Great Britain, and Portugal. [World Triathlon]

Incredible Minda: Minda Denteler was paralyzed after contracting polio as a infant. After succesful surgeries she was able to walk with leg braces and crutches, and developed her skills as a triathlete - eventually competing at the IRONMAN World Championships. [CBS News]


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