Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Shin splints hurt. But once you get over them, they stay away for a long time. At least in my experience.
I ran cross country and played soccer in highschool. I would get shinsplints a couple of months into a hard training program all the time. Then I would be forced to take as much as 3 weeks off. I must have had them a grand total of 15 times between hs and college. Later while in the miitary I found out that I had over 30 hairline fractures in each ankle/shin...
These things can progress. Give the kid some time. He's been working out like it was midseason for over a month now.
---Also a doctor once speculated it was because of my gate when I ran. If it becomes a consistent thing maybe a coach or someone could help out