33 minutes | Aug 4, 2021

Summer Series: LEJOG bike touring: Jordan Blanco

In part 2 of the Summer Series 2021, we hear about going on a semi-organised bike journey with Jordan Blanco. If you fancy giving bike touring a go, but you're not sure about carrying lots of kit, camping at night or planning your own route, then there are loads of companies that run organised or semi-organised trips and take the stress away, so all you need to do is focus on the cycling and your surroundings. Triathlete and coach Jordan Blanco did an organised ride from Land's End to John O'Groats in the summer of 2019. You'll hear: 05:05 Do you need to train to ride 100 miles a day, for ten days?06:15 Why Jordan chose a semi-organised trip and what she needed to carry day-to-day on the bike09:50 Should you stay in B and Bs and hotels or should you camp when you're cycle touring?11:50 Why does Jordan enjoy cycling adventures, rather than just triathlon training 'there's nothing like being on your bike to see places and connect with places. It's getting to experience the people too. You're much less intimidating when you're on a bike"14:50 The appeal of cycling a country end to end18:20 Jordan says make sure your kit is as ready for the adventure as you are. 20:10 How to prevent saddle sores and sore bottoms when you're cycle touring28:10 Why Jordan thinks she'll be more focussed on destination cycling more than trying to qualifying for Kona going forwards. 29:30 Why cycle touring can be a key part of your triathlon training "I've had my best races off the bike of some high volume cycling. If you can go somewhere else and see something new, go for it and integrate it into your training."Find out more about this week's guests Jordan Blanco TwitterSkedaddle - the company Jordan used for her tripLike what you heard?Let me know! Connect with Inside Tri Show across Social Media, just search Inside Tri Show or click on the icons belowGET YOUR HANDS ON AN EXCLUSIVE EPISODE!Sign up to be a vino buddy or a training buddy on Patreon and get your hands on the latest patrons-only exclusive episode, including a full interview with Luke Grenfell Shaw and a blast from the past - the first ever interview I did with Chrissie Wellington back in 2009! You can still support me and support the show by clicking here to buy me a coffee every so often by becoming a Patron of the Inside Tri Show.Sponsors of the showLong Range Fuel are phenomenally tasty nut butters from Resilient Nutrition, enhanced by cutting edge science, to boost your stamina, keep you calm and alert and bolster your resilience. Get 10% off by using the code insidetri10 or go direct via this link.Supporters of the show33 Fuel – natural and very yummy sports nutrition. For your chance to win 3 months supply of award winning 33 Fuel Ultimate Daily Greens, enter the draw by clicking on this link. And as always, use the code INSIDETRI33 for a discount at checkout at www.33fuel.com.Komfuel - Like a pic' n mix of sports nutrition through your letterbox! Listeners can get 20% off all orders or advance sweat tests using the code: INSIDETRI at www.komfuel.co.ukFind out more about HelenHead over to Helen's website to find out more about herThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
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