Mike and Nick: from 1:50am posting Feb 15/09
It’s definitely not a physical thing as all indicators (speed, plyos, and weight room) are at peak levels.
Is there an ordered process in diagnosing what the issue(s) then is or could be?
Is it going to be an easier process with Nick as a somewhat more mature athlete, compared to a high schooler or even early collegiate level athlete? Or is that going to be more dependent on how close the athlete and coach are?
I am going through some of this right now with a high school senior, more or less all sources other than competition results indicate times should be better than they are. Frankly he is asking, “Why” and other than general assurances, I can not find a specific answer.