I ran 6.5k yesterday and no shin pain! Was very pleased! Think I need to find some new routes though as running round the same park and scenery isn't that exciting. Maybe if I get up early enough on a Sunday I'll try a long run along the Thames while its not packed with tourists? Or adventure to Greenwich or Hyde Park? It would end up being quite time consuming though.. The park near me is best for my week 30 min runs though as its so near my house.
Anyway, got a charity 5k run next Sunday and have signed up in March to a 6k national trust night run in the dark with my cousin & sister. Hopefully will sign up to a 10k in April with a friend next week! Maybe I've really got the running bug??
Anyway, keep at it everyone!