I am a novice and have some questions for you more experienced racers. I've started base since last week of December and wondering when to start the intervals. Last year was my first year racing and I started base way too late in February. I basically jumped in to racing in mid April without doing any interval type workouts, which was a mistake. I finished the 30 mile race but 27 of it was lonely miles. I hope to do a little better at starting this year. Training races starts here in mid March and real races starts in beginning of April. Should I start the intervals couple weeks prior to the training races? Also how do you fit intervals during the racing season? I participated in local Tuesday night group training rides that were sometimes more difficult then my races, so I hardly did any intervals even during the season. Please help me to get a clue. I am still pretty clueless about preseason training or even what to do during the season. I've entered 12 races last year and first five or six I didn't finish with a pack and the last half of the races, I was barely hanging on at the end of the races. Would you please give some advice? About anything? I'd appreciated.