The only cure for shin splints is rest. I would not advise running through the pain - unless it's race day and you'll know you'll rest after! Ice your shins to make them feel better after exercise. Cross train while you build up. Ride you bike, swim, anything to make you stronger. Also, walk around your house on your tiptoes and on your heels to help target the shins. (Do this when they don't hurt!) I've battled with shin splints before. I've also coached many new runners in cross country and track. Add other activity and go slowly on your running. Also - check your shoes - a cushioning shoe can REALLY help. I used to have to wear cushioning shoes for heavier runners, even though I'm a lightweight, due to how I landed. After years of running, I'm now very efficient and can wear lightweight distance shoes with little cushioning. It did happen - but it took a while. Listen to your body and treat it accordingly.