Today was W9R3 - and I was really looking forward to it. I did 2.7 miles on Wednesday (W9r2) and was so looking forward to graduating.
But the weather defeated me - I set off into the wind,- BBC weather said 17 mph - but it was gusty and more than that - I could see loads of 'white horses' on the sea. I did a good ten mins into the wind and then turned.... but was exhausted.
I think it was partly because it was difficult to breathe properly.
Will try again on Sunday - hopefully the wind will have dropped by then!