I've had a day to reflect on the TSC, this is what I have learned...
Mistakes I Made -
The biggest mistake I made was trying for the 12th pull-up. I spent as much energy trying for that 12th pull-up as I spent doing 11... That pull-up was the cheatiest, suckiest, saddest pull-up in history. Plus I got headache that lasted the rest of the day from pushing my chin toward the bar.
We didn't bring anything to eat. This event lasted 3 hours, by the time we left Aaron and I were both totally depleted. Depleted to the point where Aaron took the wrong road home and I didn't notice. We brought water and Emergen-C, but not protein shakes or food.
I ate a bunch of "treat" food latter that day. I avoid wheat, processed meat, deep fried and sugar as much as I can. After the TSC I ordered some take-out from my favorite Vietnamese dive, Saigon. Two Saigon Sandwiches and a Combination Salad latter... I wasn't feeling too special. A little treat food is fine, a few times a week... pigging out on treat food all day is no good. Now my face is broken out, and I have a food hangover. I would have been better off just eating a grass-fed, free range steak, a salad and ONE treat thing.
Things that Went Right-
Actually participating... gave me a goal with a date attached.
Vinyasas and Z drills between DL attempts. I feel great! No low back soreness... no butt muscle pain... only my medial tricep is a little tiny bit sore. Triceps are usually sore after DL's for me. Weird.
I made good choices on DL weights... challenging, but not overwhelming.
I ate light that morning and drank plenty of water.