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Triathlon training: Are you really 'lean enough?'
July 14th, 2011
02:45 PM ET

Triathlon training: Are you really 'lean enough?'

Since January, we've been tracking the training of Dr. Sanjay Gupta and six iReporters as they prep for the August 7 Nautica New York City Triathlon. Now we're adding expert advice from our friends at Triathlete.com

Swiss exercise scientists recently focused their attention on 42 recreational female runners who participated in a half marathon. They quizzed the runners on their training habits and also took various anthropometric measurements and then attempted to correlate this data with their race finish times.

The researchers found that body-fat percentage was among the best predictors of race finish times - an even better predictor than training volume.

This finding isn’t too surprising. We all know that being lean is critical to running performance.

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7 tips for balancing training with life
July 1st, 2011
09:08 AM ET

7 tips for balancing training with life

Since January, we've been tracking the training of Dr. Sanjay Gupta and six iReporters as they prep for the August 7 Nautica New York City Triathlon.  Now we're adding expert advice from our friends at Triathlete.com

Lack of time is the most commonly cited excuse for not exercising. But surveys suggest that those who exercise regularly are just as busy with their jobs, families and other responsibilities as those who don’t work out. So the time excuse is just that: an excuse.

Yet time is a challenge for most endurance athletes. Training is a time-consuming pursuit, and our lives are busier than ever these days. So while it might not be hard to find time to get some exercise daily, finding time to train as much was we would like to train is difficult. Use the following tips to better fit your training into your hectic life.
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How to avoid 5 common training mistakes
June 27th, 2011
07:40 AM ET

How to avoid 5 common training mistakes

Since January, we've been tracking the training of Dr. Sanjay Gupta and six iReporters as they prep for the August 7 Nautica New York City Triathlon.  Starting today, we're adding expert advice from our friends at Triathlete.com

Most triathletes take their training seriously. They are highly motivated, disciplined and willing to work hard to improve.

However, I also see most triathletes making the same training mistakes over and over again. I’m not talking about small mistakes in the details of training, but fundamental ones that impede progress in a major way. I’d like to talk about five such mistakes and show you how to avoid each of them.
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

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