So in January, I decided to sign up for a half marathon on the hope that I'd draw an elk tag this fall and that way I'd be in good shape. Well I drew the tag which is good but the race is this Sunday and now I've got shin splints. I haven't run in the last 10 days and have been icing them daily and taking ibuprofen. Is there anything else I should be doing these last 5 days? This will be my first half marathon so I'm new to running and such. I'm not going to be too pleased though to train for over 4 months and then not be able to run! If anyone has any advice, please share!