'I'm new to running' - thats why your shins hurt. nothing to worry about, its a good sighn that you've been working hard. these pains will gradually go on there own untill one day you won't even notice it.
It might be worth investing a foam roller, and perhaps some compression socks or calf guards. Def. icing, just as you would for gymnastics shin issues. Even if you aren't heel striking, you may be propricepting the floor before you land, which wouldn't be uncommon if you've come from a background of short sprints or gym, as presumably propreception is pretty important to spot your take-offs.
Well done on getting off the couch! I suffer with my chins occasionally so do a few exercises before and after a run. I use these: http://foothealth.about.com/od/exercisefeet/ss/ShinSplintExerc.htm
Hope they help!
If you could regulary run 2 miles, why were you doing a C25K?
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