Wk 1 went fine .... towards the end suffering from shin splints. Rested for a week, bought myself some new trainers, and started wk 2 run 1 yesterday. Only managed to do 1 1/2 runs and had to walk the rest of the way - the pain was that bad. I'm beginning to feel like a complete failure. I bought myself an ice pack and some ibuprofen gel ..... Has anyone else had this amount of problems when starting out ... really doesn't fill me with any sort of confidence BUT I will not give up!