Stam's goals are pretty specific and she is on the right track for them; a 3rd California State Championship in the shot, a 2nd USAF Jr's Championship, and a good performance at Jr Worlds. As Dirk noted, none of them are in February. We backed off just a little bit the past two weeks for this meet, and will do so for Indoor New Balance. She'll be back in the weightroom hitting it hard Monday.
I was very lucky to have Tom Tellez as my college coach, one of the Giants in our sport. He believed that the most specific form of training for field events was competition, and peaking is determined by mental factors and training regiments. He also believed you face competition when possible, and Simplot was excellent for that, with both Stam and Ashlie throwing pr's.