I've got what's supposed to be a windy RR coming up this weekend. Cat 3 - 72 mi (Walburg RR for the Texans), flat and exposed, typically lots of crosswind.
I want to breakaway. I need someone to talk me through this.
At the last RR I did, I tried a couple of times to get away. Once was trying to bridge to a 3 man break about a minute ahead. I went right before a turn into a crosswind, got about 10 seconds on the field and stalled, lasted a couple of minutes by myself and was brought back. I recovered quickly but was locked into position until about 5 miles to go with the break already done for the win. Then I went again, group of 4 got about 5 seconds on the field, two of them stalled and before we knew it we were back - lasted maybe another minute.
I've been doing all my intervals in the drops or IAB (which is new for me); working on speed as well as power. The only times I've ever made it off the front for any significant amount of time is when the course did the work for me - i.e. hard rain or dirt/gravel, which is more about survival than tactics/strength?
So how can I make this happen? Anyone willing to give me a lecture on breaking away?