In the short time that I did do distance running workouts in High School I would regularly get shin splints. I was following my old coaches workout program, he said "It happens (shin splints) and don't worry about it will go away." But I believe a smart coach or athlete would try to do everything to avoid shin splints. Thats just me. Your advice seems more practical and easy to follow, as opposed to my old coaches running program which was like a few pages long!?! Anyway I'll stick with your advice and expect to see better results in my running in general. Let you know how it goes!