Well I have had about 5 weeks off running with no other excersize at all to recover from my shin splints (possible stress fracture) - I have been in a lot of pain so very reluctant to ever go through that again however I thought that today my leg feels strong enough to give this running lark another shot! I decided to go to week 3...(after having completed week 9 run 3 weeks ago but not really feeling I could say Id graduated as i was in that much pain I knew id have to stop) I feel great for finally having done it I must say but boy oh boy have I lost my fitness!!!! Managed it fine from a breathing point of view I am just very very concious of my shin, so altough tempted to go a bit further I didnt. Feel no pain and am hoping that I can now continue with week 3 and builld myself back up slowly!!!!!!!