I'm amazed to find that I managed this run today! When Michael announed that the run was TWO 8 minute runs I thought - no way!! But I'll give it a go and see what happens ---- Taking the advice of keeping it slow, bit keep running [well, jogging anyway] I kept going and at half way thought I reckon I can do this. By the time I'd had 5 minutes 'rest' I felt I could certainly do the other 8 minutes and I did!
So I'm well chuffed; just a few weeks ago I stuggled to manage to keep going for 1 minute.
As an aside - I posted a bit back that I was having problems with pain/cramps in my feet. I seem to have got over that, not least by not tying my shoes too tight so there's room for my feet to expand as I run - simple mistake, but it's all a learning curve.