How many of you guys play other sports? I've been playing ultimate frisbee for 15 years, and play about 4-6 hours a week during the year in a league. Since I started racing this year, (I think I have six races under my belt so far) I was considering not playing ultimate in the summer and just focus on riding. I don't ride much - I only have 800 miles this year so far, as I don't have a trainer and other things come in the way, work, family, terrible weather until about two weeks ago, etc.
If I continue to play other sports, would that hurt me in training for races? I do like ultimate, but would consider taking a few months off if I spent that 4-6 hours on the bike getting stronger. I would like to upgrade this summer, even though I'm not crushing cat 5, but it seems the cat 4's really aren't that much faster, the races are just much longer.
The problem is, once I upgrade I feel like everyone is going to be a lot stronger and the few races left in late July through the end of the year will be far too intense for my fitness level. Do you think it's worth just staying in Cat 5 for the full year and continue to play other sports, then get a trainer and try to compete in cat 4's when the races start in March next year and focus more on racing?