Had my first team training day this last weekend. Man it was fun, even more so than the novice sessions. We basically had the team split up into 3 groups. Juniors, Cat 1/2/3, and Cat 5 training. Our Cat 1/2/3 guys are training for TTT so it was fun to watch them at race speeds. I held on for their 1 lap sprint after our warm up laps, but I don't know if I could have held on for much longer
All in all, I did my first timed set of f/200m. Best time of the day for me was 13.1s . The higher up guys were doing flying full laps, so I didn't really have much to compare with other than the rest of the cat 5 guys. In short, had a good time. Going to get my training plan set up for the next two weeks and hopefully be racing by June.
Carleton's advice to join a team has helped immensely. They motivated me to train harder, and having a team coach provides the resources to do it correctly (at an EXTREMELY low cost). I was training WAY wrong prior.