Just to be clear I actually didn’t try to talk Nick out of it. I told him what I thought were the negatives of that kind of start and gave him free reign to experiment for the next two meets using the criterion I mentioned above to assess whether we’d continue with it. Nick made the decision I was hoping for and he made it largely on his own.
315 clean is nice! That’s top 5 among all track athletes I’ve ever worked with. Made even more impressive by the slight reduction in bodyweight this week.