Having the tools to plan for a lifetime is one thing, and I think that is what you are referring to. I am almost 100% positive this is done in the book. However, I am aiming to discuss just one program.
I'll take myself for example: swimming in college, our training cycle was from September to March. At the end of this cycle, we were tapered down to be primed to swim as fast as possible. From there, we restarted a cycle to achieve whatever goals we aimed for next.
From that example, the cycle lasts essentially seven months, and restarts every September. There was not a "4 year plan" because that would mean we only truly peak once. So with this in mind, it can easily be seen how one "lifetime plan" does not fully translate to peaking, but having the tools to create plans FOR a lifetime does.
So the question boils down to, how long does just one of those plans last?
I hope this clears everything up.