Have you ever thought about getting a coach? Coaches are not just for cat 2 riders or those with carbon wheels, truthfully coaches should be used BEFORE you spend that money on those carbon wheels. Having a coach will give you insight into mistakes you are making that you might have never guessed. Most if not all of these coaches have succeeded before you at one time or another and believe me, not all are genetically gifted like many may believe successful caoches are. They did train hard but they also trained efficiently. Years ago while racing for the Mix1 team myself I got a coach and was amazed at the difference her help change in my riding performance.
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But if you don't get a coach at least browse our articles on training from local coaches. It's not impossible to self coach, getting a plan is half the battle and is perfect for any rider wanting to get started in to bike racing. But once that plan has been exhausted consider finding a local coach!