I used the Intermediate plan from TriNewbies.com for my Ironman 70.3 training earlier this year and I really liked it. Unfortunately, they don't offer a full Ironman plan. I think my favorite part about their plan were the swim workouts. They added a lot of interval training options, so I never really got bored and they really improved my overall swim times. I still use them now to add variety to my every day workouts. They also kept me honest on the bike trainer, as the majority of my training was through the winter.
Most likely I'll be taking a hodge podge of one training plan and mixing it with another, focusing on total training time and recommended levels of perceived effort. I have never trained with a heart rate monitor, nor do I care to. Maybe I'm old school, but I don't feel the need to know if my heart is beating 5 beats faster while I'm running up a hill. I can figure that out on my own. So, I have immediately glazed over plans that focus their entire training on heart rates.
Although, I'm still looking and open for suggestions. If you have a golden, sparkly one.. you get double bonus points! :)
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