I have just run for 8 minutes.... TWICE!!!! I am amazed. OK so I did it on a cross trainer, as I can't actually run due to a condition which makes my joints unstable, but I am still amazed I managed it, and it didn't feel too tough.
I'm very very overweight and if im honest I used my condition as an excuse not to exercise, but just been diagnosed with high blood pressure which has given me the kick I needed to get started.
I'm actually not dreading run 3 now, although it does seem a big leap up from 8 minutes.