Open water swims start this weekend in Pleasant Prairie

The RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, WI, will begin their summer-long series of open water swims in Lake Andrea this Saturday. The RecPlex and Lake Andrea are the venue for the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon on June 22 and the Iron Girl Triathlon on August 10. The swims this summer will include the swim courses for both triathlons.

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You can still signup for the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon Training class at the RecPlex

TRAIN WHERE YOU RACE! You can still signup for the Pleasant Prairie Triathlon Training class at the RecPlex. Sundays, 7-9am. Includes detailed training plan for all levels & distances, workouts on the course, & free entry to the Pleasant Prairie Aquathon. 5/11 workout is ride of Sprint bike course. Register at RecPlex Guest Services Desk. http://ow.ly/wE1x3

6th Annual Running Symposium at the RecPlex

The United Hospital System Rehabilitation Department will be presenting their Sixth Annual Running Symposium at the RecPlex on Thursday, May 15, 7-9pm, in the LakeView Studio. 100% hands-on – no lectures. Free but seating is limited. Register at (262) 577-8725.

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Why Peak Heart Rate Formula Needs to Change

Max heart rate calculations for those over 40.

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Changes in calculating the peak heart rate used in exercise stress tests reflect differences between men and women in cardiac performance over time, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. (Image: ©iStock.com/XiXinXing) Changes in calculating the peak heart rate used in exercise stress tests reflect differences between men and women in cardiac performance over time, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. (Image: ©iStock.com/XiXinXing)

Researchers have developed new peak heart rate calculations for exercise stress tests to account for differences in men’s and women’s cardiac performance over time.

“The standard that’s currently in use is somewhat outdated,” Thomas Allison, PhD, program director of the sports cardiology clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said in a statement. “Every so often, you need to recalibrate what’s considered normal.”

An exercise stress test is a common diagnostic tool physicians use to diagnose conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart valve disease, and heart failure. The peak heart rate formula, calculated by subtracting age from 220, indicates the maximum heartbeats per minute a person should reach while exercising on a treadmill. Some people also use the…

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Marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova receives two year ban for doping

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3-time Chicago Marathon winner & London Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova receives two year ban for blood doping. Ban is retroactive to Oct 2009, meaning forfeiture of Chicago & London wins, World Marathon Majors crown for 2 years, and repayment of winnings & appearance fees. Article by Endurance Sports Examiner Kenneth Johnson. http://ow.ly/wnQic