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    Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    This morning I got up went running on my 3 mile route. Usually it takes me about a half a mile to actually have both eye lids open at once, because I run around 5:00 A.M.

    I got about 3 blocks into my jog and noticed a dog on the sidewalk (I'm running on the street by the curb), I thought to myself, I guess I'm not the only fool up this early getting some exercise. Then I glanced over again and not one, but two dogs weighing around 90-110lbs came charging at me. I began to run towards the center of the street and they came charging at me.

    At this point I threw a punch at one and tried kicking the other. Somehow one of the dogs knocked me off my feet and I ended up on my butt with 2 dogs right on top of me. It was the most undefensivable position I've ever been in or felt. I some how got to my feet and they retreated back towards the sidewalk without getting bit. I decided I better hike it back towards the house 3 blocks away. When I started jogging back, one of the dogs came back charging at me. I thought, well if he wants some he's going to get some and turned and ran right at him. Thankfully, the dog ran away when I started running at him. Also at the time a man came outside from his house(must of heard the commotion) and asked me if I was okay. I told him I was alright and thanked him for asking.

    End of my saga, but has anyone else been attacked by stray dogs before? And what did you do to get away. Was I a complete idiot to charge the dog?

    FYI- I had a few scrapes from hitting the concrete and got my 3 miles in still, but no bites!!



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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieISU View Post
    This morning I got up went running on my 3 mile route. Usually it takes me about a half a mile to actually have both eye lids open at once, because I run around 5:00 A.M.

    I got about 3 blocks into my jog and noticed a dog on the sidewalk (I'm running on the street by the curb), I thought to myself, I guess I'm not the only fool up this early getting some exercise. Then I glanced over again and not one, but two dogs weighing around 90-110lbs came charging at me. I began to run towards the center of the street and they came charging at me.

    At this point I threw a punch at one and tried kicking the other. Somehow one of the dogs knocked me off my feet and I ended up on my butt with 2 dogs right on top of me. It was the most undefensivable position I've ever been in or felt. I some how got to my feet and they retreated back towards the sidewalk without getting bit. I decided I better hike it back towards the house 3 blocks away. When I started jogging back, one of the dogs came back charging at me. I thought, well if he wants some he's going to get some and turned and ran right at him. Thankfully, the dog ran away when I started running at him. Also at the time a man came outside from his house(must of heard the commotion) and asked me if I was okay. I told him I was alright and thanked him for asking.

    End of my saga, but has anyone else been attacked by stray dogs before? And what did you do to get away. Was I a complete idiot to charge the dog?

    FYI- I had a few scrapes from hitting the concrete and got my 3 miles in still, but no bites!!

    I took a shower with the lights off, it helps when your tired and you don't want to get up. I took my shower at 5:00.


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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Wow. That is crazy... Did you recognize the dogs?



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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    I took a shower with the lights off, it helps when your tired and you don't want to get up. I took my shower at 5:00.
    This might be the most insane thing I have ever read.



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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    This might be the most insane thing I have ever read.

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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Part of my bike ride takes place on R-38 south of Ames, and about 2 miles south of Kelley there is a house that lets there dogs run free and every time I ride by the dogs come after me. There easy to out run on a bike, but the first few times it scared the crap out of me. I come to expect every time now.



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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by EddieISU View Post
    This morning I got up went running on my 3 mile route. Usually it takes me about a half a mile to actually have both eye lids open at once, because I run around 5:00 A.M.

    I got about 3 blocks into my jog and noticed a dog on the sidewalk (I'm running on the street by the curb), I thought to myself, I guess I'm not the only fool up this early getting some exercise. Then I glanced over again and not one, but two dogs weighing around 90-110lbs came charging at me. I began to run towards the center of the street and they came charging at me.

    At this point I threw a punch at one and tried kicking the other. Somehow one of the dogs knocked me off my feet and I ended up on my butt with 2 dogs right on top of me. It was the most undefensivable position I've ever been in or felt. I some how got to my feet and they retreated back towards the sidewalk without getting bit. I decided I better hike it back towards the house 3 blocks away. When I started jogging back, one of the dogs came back charging at me. I thought, well if he wants some he's going to get some and turned and ran right at him. Thankfully, the dog ran away when I started running at him. Also at the time a man came outside from his house(must of heard the commotion) and asked me if I was okay. I told him I was alright and thanked him for asking.

    End of my saga, but has anyone else been attacked by stray dogs before? And what did you do to get away. Was I a complete idiot to charge the dog?

    FYI- I had a few scrapes from hitting the concrete and got my 3 miles in still, but no bites!!
    Whew, those dogs are lucky they got away before you bit them!


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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    I took a shower with the lights off, it helps when your tired and you don't want to get up. I took my shower at 5:00.
    what?

    oh and to the OP, have you tried running faster?

    (in all seriousness, report the db owner to the cops)



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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    I'd watch the area a little, because there's a good chance they weren't strays. Probably just have irresponsible owners who let them run the neighborhood.



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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    The dogs need to experience doggie heaven.

    And I don't recall being attacked by stray dogs, but I was attacked by a sled dog team.


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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    I got attacked one time before... It was a Siberian Husky and he bit me up high on the back of my right thigh. I had to beat him off, and he finally let go and stood in the street as I carried on. On my way back before I made the turn on to the street the dog was on... I bent over & picked up a small tree limb. He wasn't there when I ran back, but I dropped the limb (large stick) at the other end of the block. So the next day I'd pick that same stick back up, and carried it down to the other end of the block just in case, and so forth and so on... That went on for about a month. Never saw the dog again.

    However one other time I had a dog pick the pace with me, (had no idea who he belonged to) ...and he kept up with me for about 2 miles! That was a strong dog! didn't attack though.


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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The dogs need to experience doggie heaven.

    And I don't recall being attacked by stray dogs, but I was attacked by a sled dog team.
    who hasn't been there?



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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by clones_jer View Post
    who hasn't been there?
    Cycloin. He doesn't run.


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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    I took a shower with the lights off, it helps when your tired and you don't want to get up. I took my shower at 5:00.

    What is this? Seriously?


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    Re: Any runners got attacked by stray dogs?

    I have found that when I drive 3 miles, I have no problems with dogs attacking me.



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