As I was talking to a friend about winter training and he mentioned that you should go long and slow, not goiing into high intensity workouts. He told me the reasoning behind that is that you want to build base endurance now, and towards the spring spring focus on power and be primed to race in the summer.
His reasoning seems to make sense but I want some other inputs as well. Any thoughts?
Just some background info, I started cycling in August 2011 my goal is to race cat 4 by the end of summer.