Hi guys,this is my first post. Im 19, and im currently in the selection process for the Royal Marines.Ive had my tests and interviews,all thats left is the medical (thursday) and fitness side of things. Im currently taking a couple of weeks out of training as ive developed shin splints.But im going to be going back into it soon hopefully. I should be looking at a PRMC in September so ive got a few months to up my fitness yet,and hopefully gid rid of my shin splints. Ive been lifting weights for a couple of years,and only really stopped and focused on CV work since Feb.At x-mas i was around 15 1/2 stone,im now 13 as all i do is CV stuff and bodyweight excersises. My training in the last few months as been ,running 3 times a week, some cycling/cross trainer work,and bodyweight circuits. I recently uped the intensity by running after a 20 minute skipping/circuit routine ,but i think this,plus extra runs has caused me to get the shin problems. My current best 1.5m time is 10.20,and 3m is 22.0 ,I can do the required press ups (60-2mins) sit ups (80-2mins) and pull ups (min 6- my max is 18 pull ups) What i really want to get better at is my fitness,i want my running to improve ,and also my sprint work as a fair few people have said to me thats the best way to train. When i start training again i think im going to run just twice a week,and try one on softer ground to ease my shins,whilst doing some swimming and cylcing. Would be good to see if anyones got some advice on getting back into training soon after an injury,and also what i can do to improve more on my running time/speed work as oposed to long drawn out runs. Also,to add insult to injury ive got a very mild case of swollen glands and the sniffles,ive got some stuff from the docs,but ive got my RM medical in 2 days,this wont be a problem will it? Nice site btw guys.... oh and ,ive been known to dress in womens clothing before....does this mean i can get in the Corp easier?