To a degree, I see the green bars in TR as a reasonable “progress” indicator along the lines of your blue step graph. It’s pretty easy to see the increase in TSS from week to week, along with the dips from recovery weeks.
Each training phase and the results that a person gets with adaptations to their plan from AT will impact the level of steps seen in the green bar graph, but that along with the gray line of the 6 week data is a “trend” indicator that I follow loosely.
This has LOTS of options and I have barely scratched the surface. I know others have done far more, but this shows some options to indicate data for tracking.
Many ways to skin the cat, but I think that TR has at least a decent starting point with the current chart implementation. As mentioned, there are other ways to review training progress like the related power curve.
Wow, Can’t get over how much time you spend putting that together. Thanks for that, good to see all the options. I still like the Strava representation the most, less so for the analytics, more so for the motivation of seeing the overall progression of fitness. Alas, as we know it’s not a true reflection on fitness as it focuses more on volume than actual productive training. I really like what Intervals does and I may try that but strip away some more data.
Below is what my TR graph looks like. For me it’s too busy, the projected line goes down because that’s what TR has prescribed for LV plan. There’s at least eight different colours in the bars and the diamonds are just floating in the abyss. Nothing about that says to me “Good Job. Keep up the work”. Lol. Anyway, just my stupid personal opinion. As I said, I’m a simple man. Perhaps too simple.
Having options to selectively enable more relevant data is good, for those interested in a deeper dive. This is what Strava has done. I like data, and find Strava’s version of PMC to be well done except for using the often confusing fitness/fatigue/form terms.
A well done graph or set of graphs will encourage the eye to find relationships - Tufte’s The Visual Display of Quantitative Information is a classic read on the subject.