Wind was really bad today , then it rained, then it got too hot. I did notice after this run that the cadence stats were showing less steps per minute and I thought this a bit strange as I tried to run quite fast today and felt I did so for the first 3km as I was running; maybe it was the wind. Anyway I broke my own 5K target (32mins)
I have to say I am finding it a lot easier without the heat and flies.
No sub 30 minute 5K yet but in a way I am glad as it gives me something to aim at. And I am really feeling that it's best to mix it up in order to continue running with different courses and park runs. I did these runs with no music ("new fangled technology"), and no podcasts so I think it's a good achievement to not quit something. I'm not saying that it's a disaster to quit and people have things going on in their lives that mean they might not finish but the point is you can come back and start from where you left off.
I did do a practice run in the middle of this week in case the sub 30 minute run was on today , but not with these legs it wasn't. Over the whole couch25k plan I did all the runs after finding this site, and 2 practice runs inbetween on a different course with hills. I don't know if the hills helped me, I'm guessing they did as I don't like them.
I will be still learning but all I can recommend anyone doing the couch25Kplan is start off slow, never run two consecutive days, and listen to your body.