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The performance management chart is a nice tool but too many in my own cycling/racing circle pay too much attention to it and miss other, and more critical signs of fatigue, fitness, and form.

Cyclist who upload all of their workouts to maintain their PMC shouldn't forget that listening to the body, proper amounts of sleep, weight, management of diet, resting HR, mood and motivation are all better indicators of fatigue and readiness.

Also, nothing demonstrates improvement and rising fitness like executing FTP and Vo2 Max intervals and seeing the numbers rise with each repeated session from week to week.

Too many riders drive themselves crazy chasing CTL, which is essentially an arbitrary number when one takes into account all the other contributing factors that lead to bike performance.

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