Yay. After some extra stretching, lots of water, my usual 10min warm up walk and a good old fashioned pep talk (out loud to myself not looking like a crazy person or anything :/) I completed the first run of week 8 all 28mins and no shin pain :). Run 2 will have to wait a couple of days because the temp is 40 degrees right now!!! sheesh. My kingdom for some cold weather!
Thanks for the support and advice!