Oh. let's just enjoy the bright side while we can. When Patrick skates as he did at the 2012 Nationals, triumph is tangible, and absolutely glorious. My obsession with him is based on the possibly of him feeling that way again, and this old biddy uber feeling that way again through him, and wishing it for him with all my heart. Negative thinking, even when well articulated, and well reasoned, introduces realism, which is so totally over rated, and so overstuffed into everyday non- skating-fandom life. Other people may believe in provable facts, our ability to break the speed of light, the perfectibility of human nature, or even an after life, I choose believe in Patrick, enough to hope he breaks 300. However, since you bring training up, he did say, after that transcendent short at the Worlds, now scarcely remembered, that had he trained all season as he trained the last few weeks, his year would have been vastly different. I can't imagine he's forgotten that little lesson already.