I'd been planning to run the JM, then three cycles of 531 (with the last two being meet prep a la the new book) and then compete in my first meet in December, but a guy who just joined my gym with a few RAW state records has been suggesting I compete sooner than later and as it happens there's a meet the Saturday after the very last day of the Juggernaut Method.
I figure i'll ramp up the conditioning a little earlier than I expected (i.e. the 8's and 5's waves), taper assistance and conditioning off significantly the 2nd through 4th weeks of the 3's wave and then compete after the last day of deloading on September 10th.
Since my goal is 1200 for the year, I figure I'll aim for between 1050 and 1125, just get 9 good lifts without shooting for the moon, get some experience under my belt and then go for it in December. I can't believe the timing, lol.