This plan works!
I competed in the FULL DISTANCE HALF DISTANCE Lubbock over the weekend.  
With Coach Steves plan I was able to finish in 05:22. I had a flat tire and a stuck chain which took 15 minutes off my bike time. 
I was still able to shave off 50 minutes of my previous HALF DISTANCE time in Lubbock, and I know for sure that Coach Steves well structured plan played a big role in my PR. 
I even got my spot for the FULL DISTANCE HALF DISTANCE World Championship in St. George in September.
Thank you Coach Steve!