Monday, August 24, 2009

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

So what's up with the recent dog behavior on my running routes? All of the sudden they are wanting to protect territory? I had a Husky and a Bulldog both come barreling out after me today, on separate occasions. Of course I had my trusty little pepper spray. No problem, right? The canister is shot! When I tested the spray before the Husky got in my face it wouldn't work! Yikes! All it had was a weak stream! However; apparently my confidence in the fact that I had spray kept the dog at bay. I faked him out!
Enough about that. Back to training today after two days off. I am planning on putting in as many miles as I can tomorrow. Today was an easy "W" south run. Holding back the pace, saving energy for tomorrow. As I was running I was trying to put together this weeks training. I hope to get in the fifties. Man, that's going to be rough! To me, that's a lot of miles!
totals-6.15 miles/ 1:03.52/ 10:22's.
If I can get 20 in tomorrow I'll be a happy camper! Peace!

9 comments:

Carlee said...

good luck with the 20

jel said...

U can do it! :)

Marlene said...

I would be so freaked out by all the dogs. Make sure you get some functioning pepper spray!

Goood luck with the big week! You are doing great.

kara said...

A little dog ran up to me today and licked my leg. (That's how slow I was running...)
20 miles! U crazy ; )

Beth said...

Good luck with the 20 miles. Glad the confidence worked with the dogs since the pepper spray didn't!

DawnB said...

I've never had to use my pepper spray i came pretty close one the got me plump down on my but, it was real scary.

Have a great run tomorrow.

Michael Sally said...

I saw some fawn on my run this weekend, they made me slow down not run faster! Who let the dogs out? Last time I ran into a dog - a pit bull. It turned out to be pretty friendly - who would have thought...

Have a great long run!

Shilingi-Moja said...

Confidence is often all it takes for any bully -- 4-legged or 2-legged.

lindsay said...

i hope to never need to use my mace! hoping yours was shot from 'age' and not from use?

hoping hoping hoping... also hope you conquered the 20!

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