Hey folks, I'm am intermittent runner and have been running in VFF for 12 years, since middle school. I've always done other sports (swimming in high school, rowing and sailing in college) with running as a side hobby. Through college I usually ran ±10 miles a week, sometimes more, trail running when I could. I've occasionally ended up with shin splints, but always because I trained too hard, too soon. Now I'm living in a place where road running is my primary (really, only) exercise, and trails are not an option. For a while I did ok. I had gradually worked up to 5 mile runs 3- 4 times a week. And then, one day, shin splints. This was in February. Since then, I've tried running again several times, always starting slow - 1 or 2k at a time, no more than 3 times a week. And even with such short distances, within two weeks I have to stop because it hurts took much. I have tried everything - altering my gait, landing differently, slowing down, speeding up (my gait feels more natural at higher speed), endless strengthening exercises, every kind of stretching I can find. Nothing seems to help. It's like I've forgotten how to run. I'm at a loss. I'd wanted to train for a half marathon, but now can't even manage 5k. Anyone elsehave this problem or have any insights on where to go from here?