She does tend to improve as the season progresses - but this was perhaps Mirai's worse outing yet. I'm hoping it was more boot issues than Mirai. I did love the way she kept trying and smiled throughout during her LP even with that long delay (really a second warm-up should have been called for that first group after such a delay). That being said - if not the boots then there is something wrong with Mirai. Her triple loop has always been a strong jump for her and even that was giving her issues. I wonder too if perhaps Mirai is not in top form? She is not overweight by any stretch of the imagination - but in another forum someone suggested that Mirai was not in top shape, compared to say Ashley and Gracie, she doesn't look as 'cut' as an elite athlete should. I just don't know. I'll keep hoping the best for Mirai. I won't give up on her.