After talking to a variety of different racers on my team, from CatIV's all the way up to CatII's, I've come to the conclusion that training philosophies vary as much as opinions. Which leaves me frustrated. Do I want to keep building base right now, doing easy Zone2/3 riding? What about periodization? Or what about saying "**** it" to all of that and just ride how I feel like it? Why not do a little of everything over a 4-week period? Arrrgh.
And then, I tell myself that since I'm just a CatV, I should just focus on riding and enjoying my remaining 6 starts before I become a IV. Then I can figure out what to do for a training program.