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    Sasha Cohen's Journal Updates

    In the interest of obtaining the news directly from Sasha Cohen, here's the latest online journal, taken from her official website.

    Although I did not see any references to Robin Wagner (I scanned the journal entries quite rapidly), I must say that I did not see anything that definitely points to any "rift" between Sasha and Robin.

    Enough speculation, guys! Let's just enjoy Sasha's performances this year.

    http://www.sashacohen.com/journal.shtml

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    From one of Sasha's journal entries:
    I haven’t decided how I will be decorating my apartment yet. Last week we picked up a couple of red couches from a store in Soho. They are very comfortable. They feel just like the ones that are in airplanes - very soft and relaxing. We’ve picked up some rugs so things are moving along.
    I guess she hasn't been flying coach class.

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    Hmm, Sasha cohen flying cattle class with the rest of us mere mortals - Nope, not the image I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFan4Life
    In the interest of obtaining the news directly from Sasha Cohen, here's the latest online journal, taken from her official website.

    Although I did not see any references to Robin Wagner (I scanned the journal entries quite rapidly), I must say that I did not see anything that definitely points to any "rift" between Sasha and Robin.

    Enough speculation, guys! Let's just enjoy Sasha's performances this year.

    http://www.sashacohen.com/journal.shtml
    Everyone speculates about the skaters, so I'm not sure why it should be different for Sasha Cohen? Besides, it takes all the fun out of it. When will Sasha be performing again? It's hard to enjoy her when she is having a serious back injury.

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    They feel just like the ones that are in airplanes - very soft and relaxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyang
    From one of Sasha's journal entries:


    I guess she hasn't been flying coach class.
    That's what frequent flyer miles are for.

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    Cup of China isn't on her calendar. That means no GP and no GPF.

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    I was not aware that planes had couches on them either.... interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhornliz
    I was not aware that planes had couches on them either.... interesting.
    There are in private planes - maybe that's how she's getting around. On the other hand JetBlue has comfortable, soft leather seats on their planes...

    gerry

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    Now here's a REAL speculation....

    Sasha did go to others to work on aspects of skating

    We know from very public accounts that she is driven and may tend to overtrain

    Perhaps she injured her back while doing this

    Since she already has a back injury (cracked vertabrae) she may realized that she "sat herself down" from the grand prix

    Robin, being a good coach is just letting the lesson kick in

    Thus, no rift, some coolness, and no Sasha on the GP events..

    Case Solved! :sheesh: Oh, all of this PURE SPECULATION

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    Somehow I doubt the injury was from 'overtraining'. I think there was little or no training in July and August, away from Robin, and then intensive catch-up training in September to prepare for Campbell's. When an athlete slacks off then tries to make up for it in a rush of activity, injuries can happen.

    Sasha trained BIG time during the summer of 2003 under Tarasova, and was fully prepared for Campbell's, SA and SC. After Lalique, Sasha started going downhill and at the same time, her relationship with TT began to deteriorate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by euterpe
    Somehow I doubt the injury was from 'overtraining'. I think there was little or no training in July and August, away from Robin, and then intensive catch-up training in September to prepare for Campbell's. When an athlete slacks off then tries to make up for it in a rush of activity, injuries can happen.

    Sasha trained BIG time during the summer of 2003 under Tarasova, and was fully prepared for Campbell's, SA and SC. After Lalique, Sasha started going downhill and at the same time, her relationship with TT began to deteriorate.
    If she indeed take the summer off, leaving ice too long, when she got back and tried hard to restore all her triples, and 3/3s even quad. It could cause seriouse back pain. That's what happened to Michelle last season. Given the fact that Sasha had previous back injury, she is more vulnerable to reinjury her back.

    The different between Michelle's last season and Sasha's now, was that Michelle always listened to her body, once she suffered the back pain, she discarded the 3t/3t from her LP last season when a few weeks before the Worlds, just focus on improving other elements (like spin, stroking, etc.) in her skating. That's why I cut her a lot slack when her coach RA complained about her not practicing the jumps at the qualifying round practice which caused fans jumped on her "bad work ethics".

    I read in SkateFan a poster, who just did an article on off ice trainning, said when she called up Sasha for an interview of 'pelit trainning' (not sure if it's the right name), she got refused, since Sasha no longer doing this type trainning ans was told she took up swimming. And according to the poster she then talked to Sasha's former coach John Nick, was told while swimming is good, but it's not suitable for the skater who has low back injury.

    IMO, if Sasha's back injury indeed caused by aggrevegated 3/3, quad trainning. She can just forgot these 3/3 and quad. Under CoP, her overall skating quality still will land her on podium most of the time. And if she wants to turn pro, I bet a lot pro show would be more than glad to sign her up even before Sarah. I'd say she already well established herself for other off ice career through the FS. She can do modeling, fashing, etc. if that's what her original goal was, became a celebrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzheng
    I read in SkateFan a poster, who just did an article on off ice trainning, said when she called up Sasha for an interview of 'pelit trainning' (not sure if it's the right name), she got refused, since Sasha no longer doing this type trainning ans was told she took up swimming.
    Pilates?

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    Thanks. Sounds like it but I really don't know what EXACTLY this means and too lazy to lookup the dictionary. But got general idea refers to some perticula off ice trainng to enhance the low back musel?

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    Pilates is a form of exercise that was developed in California in, IIRC, 1920's. It combines elements of Yoga, ballet, etc. It is greate for abdominal muscles and (to a lesser extent) for flexibility. It has traditionally been popular on the West Coast, but has recently gained popularity all over the country.

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