I was just sitting here re-reading my blog as there is not much else to do while recovering from these stupid wisdom teeth.
Anyhow, I just realized that I have not had a case of bad shin splints since I bought my new shoes. The guy from Running Wild says that you will usually have an indicator that your shoes are going downhill and that it's time for a new pair. I think in my case when my shins start hurting it's time for a new pair.
I cannot believe that I have run 57 miles in 2 1/2 weeks. That is wicked sick (I think that's a good thing) as boom baby would say!