This plan is for the beginner to intermediate triathlete who has completed at least an olympic distance triathlon and desires a structured plan for developing their base fitness for the 70.3 or 1/2 Iron distance. Athletes can expect to commit up to 15 hours per week to the plan. Athletes are required to have a heart rate monitor as well as access to a pool and a gym or home exercise equipment. Speed/distance devices such as a foot pod or GPS device are beneficial, but not required. This plan does not support power training for bike workouts.