Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday April 25, 2009

The Nitro pool was set up for long course today.  Swam with Chuck, Larry, Anthony, Jeanne and Jordan.  Clint coached.

10 x 100 @ 1:45, felt slow today after a tough week
8 x 50 kick with fins @ :50, giving me about five seconds rest
400 swim, six beat kick on the 2nd and 4th 100
5 x 200 @ 3:30, went 2:47, 2:44, 2:45, 2:44, 2:44; felt easier last summer, but we have not been training long course
300 swim, six beat kick on the 2nd 100
4 x 50 @ 1:00 fast, tried to hold 200 pace, held :35s
100 easy

Plan to spend the day studying for the recertification exam in interventional cardiology which I will be taking in November.  The exam was first offered in 1999 at which time about 2,ooo interventional cardiologists were certified worldwide.  To maintain certification the exam must be retaken at ten year intervals; in addition, the Board requires documentation of an adequate volume of cases (150 in a two year period) to demonstrate competency.  For reasons that are unclear to me, board certification in interventional cardiology is not a prerequisite for hospital privileges to perform coronary interventions.  Go figure.  On the other hand, our practice, unlike most, does require board certification and will ask physicians to voluntarily relinquish their privileges to perform these procedures.

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