This plan is designed for the athlete who is competitive in their age group, looking to get to the podium, or closer to it, at a Saturday full-Ironman event. (Podium here is considered top 5 in AG). The details of how to handle this are described in the plan.
The hours for the plan range from 12 to 21, with the build period being mostly around 20 hours. The plan also provides help in planning for the Ironman, getting specific bike pacing skills and nutrition logistics.