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 Sunday full-Ironman event. (Podium here is considered top 5 in AG). The first two weeks of the plan are a prep period, but this can be changed to one, giving the athlete a flexible week, either 24 or 25 weeks long. The details of how to handle this are described in the plan.
The hours for the plan range from 8 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.