Your first 10K in 12 to 14 weeks - train 3x a week: 1) speed intervals (e.g. 1 mi at a time) at 10K pace; 2) threshold runs that include a longer section at HM to 10K pace (e.g. 2x10 mn); 3) easy w/e run up to 7 mi. Increase effort smoothly, not more than +10% each week. Plan easy weeks 1 out of 4. Taper down the last week before the race. Bonne chance!
I suffered from horrible shin splints when I played soccer, attributed to all of the running I did(I was a midfield and forward and played lacrosse and ran cross country, in addition) Now I have pretty bad plantar fasciitis, yikes. Great guide to running.