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Episode 87 Ironman Talk - Gina Ferguson Episode 87 Ironman Talk This weeks news Coming up: IMWA. Kiwi triathlete carries Olympic torch. Interview with Gina  We got this from Gina’s website. She’s obviously doing some big things! Gina came from a swimming background, competing competitively to NZ national level until she was 17. After a 7 year break from all sports Gina took up triathlon as a way to get fit at the beginning of 2005. She took to the sport immediately and after her first few wins decided to take the sport more seriously, and began a structured training programme. Gina also left her job as a high school maths teacher to continue working part time as a violinist for the Christchurch Symphony, leaving more time and energy for training. Since then Gina has enjoyed numerous wins at home in NZ and in March 2007 competed in her first ironman (Ironman NZ) and finished in 5th place. Gina has decided that the ironman distance races are where she will focus her energy. 2007 will be Gina’s first pro year and she is looking forward to gaining experience at international level.Here’s the questions This Weeks Discussion Should you be able to take your kid/family down the finishing chute at an Ironman race? Plus come up with a name for our Training Camp If you want to add a comment click here: add comment then open the discussion. Website of the Week Matt Johnson sent through this great youtube clip of the Drafting at IM Florida: Click here. What’s happening to our sport? Age Grouper of the Week Bree Wee was the first age grouper to finish in Kona. She had an amazing race doing 56:35 in the swim, 5:21:41 in the bike and then run 3:24:15 for a finish time of 9:47:42. While that was an amazing time she managed to get 13th over all! The other reason we choose her as our age grouper was because she has a profile on Athlinks, she must listen to the show. Questions and Answers Jules sent through this question: I have a question regarding tyre pressures.  I have a set of tubular race wheels and the max psi shown on the tubulars that I am currently using is 140 psi.  Does this mean that I should inflate to 140 psi? Is it advisable to do so?  Recently I have been inflating below this level (say 120 psi) and had no problems but in I have had two punctures (one in a race) when I inflated to 140 psi.  Do I stand more of a chance getting a puncture when inflating he tubulars to their maximum psi?  Finally, all of my races are in humid/hot conditions (e.g. Phuket coming up) which I presume results in the tyre pressure increasing whilst the bike is in transition so I should allow for this? This Weeks Websites IMWA, Kiwi torch guy, Communities complaining about tri’s, You tube clip,, Bree Wee on athlinks. Iron Rusts, Ironmen Don’t, Train Hard, Train Smart: Kia Kaha
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