In the next seven weeks I have on my calendar 3 formal century rides, one half ironman, one sprint triathlon, one half marathon and I'm considering adding a timed open water swim. None of this is with any sort of taper. Note that this only describes the weekend activities as there will be plenty of mid week workouts too.
One the one side of the equation, if I survive, I should be in decent mental and physical shape for my November Ironman. I'll have a good understanding of what I can do if I follow the plan.
Part of the goals for these races is to see if I can, in fact, follow the plan. I might not go as fast as I could but I'll be trial to dial in Ironman pacing and nutrition and follow the plan. That's my mantra these days: follow the plan. If I don't feel like doing the workout: follow the plan. If I want to do more, don't: just follow the plan. If there is heavy lifting, just follow the plan.
Part of the plan is success in November. Follow the plan.