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I have had occassional shin splints in the past but always run through it, however, in May I signed up for my first marathon (Kielder) and started training, I have had constant pain in shins, left side of left calf and knees. I more or less lived on ibuprofen and paracetemol and continued to train. The pain went off around 10k mark but it altered how I walked and felt like I had little spring in my step or speed when running, the pain was terrible on steep declines but uphill went ok. I completed the marathon on 7th October and have been unable to run since. All research suggests RICE, I have to admit to not using ice, but have learnt for future reference. My question is..How long should I stop running for ? I am gutted that after gaining such a level of fitness it will merely drop off with resting. Any advice would be greatfully recieved