Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday July 4, 2009

Woke up at the usual time, which was a real struggle this morning.  On STEMI call this weekend, which means I do not have to make rounds but need to be available (arriving in the ER within thirty minutes) if a patient presents with a heart attack.  The national D2B (door-to-balloon) initiative requires that we have re-established blood flow to the heart muscle by inflating a balloon inside the occluded coronary artery within ninety minutes of the patient's arrival in the ER.  The data is maintained in a national data base.  Ninety one minutes is labeled a failure.  So I swim with my pager in a water proof pouch on the pool deck and a pair of scrubs in my gym bag.

Swam with Steve, Jeanne, and Eryn, next to Greg, David, and Tom.  The pool was set up long course.  The main set is a modification of one written by my old coach in New Bern, Frank McGrath.

100 swim/50 fly kick/100 swim/50 back kick/100 swim/50 breast kick/100 swim/50 free kick
8 x 50 kick @ 1:15 (no fins)

Main set, 4 x through:
200 aerobic (En2) @ 3:30 averaged 2:50, number 4 was 2:47
100 moderate (En3) @ 1:30, went 1:20/1:19/1:18/1:18
50 fast @ :40, averaged :38s
50 easy, 1:00 rest

50 fast from a dive, went :32.15
100 easy

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