Just finished my 10th run - by rights I should be into Wk 4 but I am still on Wk 2 having chosen to repeat a few runs. I didn't quite manage to complete it - chose to stop with about 40 seconds left on the final run. I am still getting pains in my lower leg - shin splint pain is a constant niggle, although I think it is slowly improving - but I also seem to be developing some sort of muscle tightening/cramping in the calfs too, especially the right leg. I am having gait analysis done next week, all being well, really hoping it improves things. One thing I have taken away from this run is that I need a longer break than the recommended 1 day between runs to give my shins more recovery time - thats frustrating for me but I think necessary. Will continue to repeat Wk 2 until I feel ready to move on.
On another (lighter) note this was my first run in daylight. Had to psych myself up a bit because I can get very self-conscious. However there was nothing to worry about - too busy concentrating on running to worry about what other people thought. Glad I did it because it opens up more running variety for me.