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Running

I've just started going to the gym regularly again. I used to do the elliptical machine for half an hour and the stationary bike for 10 miles, but I want to start running. I got on the treadmill, walked for a minute to warm up and then jogged at two minute intervals for half an hour. I got some leg pain but it wasn't bad. The next day I woke up and my shins hurt, on the inside of my leg. I've had shin splints in the past, but this time it was pretty painful.

My question is I was wondering if there's something I can do to ease the pain. I asked my trainer and he said that I can try switching from running on the balls of my feet to running more flat-footed (or vice versa), or changing the incline, slowing down or speeding up, etc. I've tried these, and it's still pretty painful. Anyone have any suggestions? Is it permanent, or is it something that I can work past if I jog every day through the pain? Are there any stretches or lifting I can do to strengthen whatever it is that's causing the pain?
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