I have altered my plans DG. I've ditched the next three weeks of cat 4 racing for weekend base work (for example, a relaxed Reliability ride on Sunday) and change my intervals/short rides to Tempo withs some short sprints / Russians thrown in.
I'm going to race as cat 4 at Gravesend late Feb as a measure and trial hanging with the group (in know my circuit PB) then back on the Threshold & sprints during the week with weekend club rides before LVRC starts on a March 16.
I've woken up to the fact that this is a learning year, and the best I can do is ride to improve my base, threshold and power in a manner that fits into my circumstances.
It could be of course, that I'm not designed to be a bike racer, not all of us are so ill just enjoy it at my own pace without stressing about my results, and if something noteworthy happens, that'd be nice