(I totally understand you, BC. I just had chocolate. Besides, it's almost the full moon.)
If this is true about Johnson, that's unsettling. The stresses and wrenches (so to speak) that the body endures from jumping are very different from those of ballet, though ballet technique can certainly help skaters in many ways. Especially for someone who skates the demanding routines that Patrick plans, the pressures on the body are tremendous. It's generally acknowledged that he's got just about the most athletically stringent programs in the world today, and so he needs the best conditioning. I can't stand the thought of such a wonderful skater jeopardizing himself in any way that's preventable. Of course all athletic endeavor involves risks, but one can attempt to stack the deck in one's favor by conditioning protectively. Is Johnson able to help Patrick do this?
all about Kathy Johnson. I believe it has been posted somewhere before.
"She has very much the same personality as I do. She is very laid back," Chan said of Johnson. "Maybe sometimes even too laid back where I don't have anybody to push me. But I'm at that point in my career where I've learned to push myself."
It's obvious than Chan hasn't learned to push himself. He ought to give himself a good swift kick.
DiManno article: For Canada’s Patrick Chan, breaking up is easy to do
We often hear, "People have the lowest IQ when they are in love."Chan advises nervous Nellies to be patient; that these new routines will settle into place and the jumping mojo has not abandoned him. These are the programs he’ll likely take to Sochi and he does not foresee changing coaches again before then, no matter what his fortunes this season, certainly won’t beseech Krall to come back.
What a waste!
Last edited by Bluebonnet; 10-29-2012 at 12:38 PM.