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Janus, my daughter developed stress fractures during her senior year of h.s. x-country & is still bothered by shin issues. With stress fractures the pain doesn't diminish after running for awhile so it sounds more like shin splints.
First thing the sports doc did was look at her shoes, what condition are yours in? Do you have the right type for your build and foot type? My daughter switched to a shoe that provided more stability and motion control and she got off the asphalt on onto the trails for a softer surface.
She followed the 20 minutes on/off with an ice pack & took a pain reliever to help with the discomfort. With stress fractures, no running for 6 weeks. 🙁
I'd start with your shoes & work your way up.