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Like NWB said, once you got them, your into management of the problem. There are alot of factors that will be effecting your legs, i.e. running style, weight, bone structure, genetics etc. And as many individual factors that effect it, there are as many different ideas on the problems 'cure'.
If you're really really wanting to do 4 miles, but your shins can't cope, then you need to think about going to see a PT and getting a build up training program.
Dependant on the severity, they SHOULD start you out with running on grass for a short distance, then gradually build up the distance to your total distance. Once the total distance on grass is met with out pain, then running on grass with some firm surface included begins. More firm surface is brought into the program until the total distance on firm surface is met, with out pain.
It should be a very very gradual program with emphasis on stopping if there is shin pain.
Hope that helps.
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