Hi all- I'm new to running; am following a couch to 5k program and on week 3. My shins are so sore it hurts to stand! I don't think it's shin splints (I was a gymnast for 20 years and have had my fair share of those!). I do NOT run on my heels, and alternate between barefoot runs on a foam floor and outside trails runs. So, besides icing after the fact any preventive measures? I know tons of stretches but have never thought of shins!