OK. So, the racing season is almost here. Since Mid-February, I've been training pretty hard. I ride hard on weekends with the team and some hard rides mid-week, though I make sure to incorporate some recovery.
Last two weeks of February my fitness improved very rapidly. For the past 3 weeks, however, my performance has not improved much. I know this based on logs of average heart rate vs. average speed. I get a general idea of where things are.
Also I've put on 3 pounds or so. This could perhaps be muscle build due to the harder training...
Now that I've more or less plateaued, what kinds of things can I do to move to the next level?