I have been doing the Couch to 5km as a way to return to running after I got shin splints last year. I've been doing Physio since December, have orthotics and compression socks and still have pain in my right lower shin, even when at rest! My Physio says I can keep running if I am still enjoying it, stretch lots and ice afterwards. It is frustrating that it doesn't seem to go away though, even while continuing to do strengthening exercises etc. Any advice from people who have recovered from shin splints? Is it just a matter of time and it will go away? This is my third attempt at Couch to 5km after stopping twice because of shin pain.