I signed up for a 10k a couple of weeks ago but the timeline meant I had to go from 5k to 10k in about 5 weeks.
I jumped from running 5k to 7k in one increase.
After my third 7k run I wanted to increase to 7.5k. However, immediately as I broke into a run my shins screamed at me to stop. I tried stretching and rubbing it out but to no avail, it was too painful to run.
According to the Internet I'll need to rest for 2 weeks minimum and it's really bumming me out as I almost certainly won't be able to do the 10k.
Any advice on recovering, avoiding this in the future or maintaining my hard-fought-for best-ever fitness?