So, you're out for a run in the fog in the local cemetery*, and a huge black dog** comes running after you. Do you?
Wonder whether your life has just become a bad European art-house horror flick.
Add an unplanned sprint interval to your workout.
Consider adding an unplanned sprint interval to your workout, and decide there's no point because...you? Outrun a dog?
Stop and stand your ground.
Maintain your pace and shout "Good dog!" with what is supposed to be confidence but sounds more like desperate hope.
*Is it very Northern Californian that the local historic graveyard doubles as a jogging/dog-walking hot spot?
**It was a biggish labrador retriever. Coming out of the fog at speed it looked about the size of a freakin' pony, though.
For the record, my answers were, in succession #1
, and #5
. The dog was perfectly friendly, and merely nuzzled my ankles before being called off by its apologetic owner. Still, I'm never sure what the protocol is for meeting unleashed canines.