Run 762: Mild with a side of killer dog

View from Cariboo Dam, post-run.

Today’s objective: Slow and steady.

Objective completed!

I was a tiny bit paranoid about it being cold, so wore two layers up top, which came in handy on the south shore, when the breeze actually picked up. Maybe this is more of an afternoon thing, as I didn’t start the run until almost 2 p.m. today.

Conditions were otherwise fine, with a mix of sun and cloud. The slower pace meant I encountered no issues and really, it was a nice way to start the week. I wanted to keep my heart rate below 150 and the average was 148. My pace was obviously slower, but still under the six-minute mark at 5:56/km.

Also, somewhat randomly, I got a badge for completing my longest run ever (on the Garmin Forerunner) because I squeezed in an extra 0.1 km somehow.

All the snow is completely gone now, woo.

The killer dog actually came post-run as I was crossing through Hume Park on the way back home. A dog on a leash (thankfully, as you will see) was staring at me while its owner was watching her kids in the play area. Every time I glanced over, the dog was still staring. Not moving, not showing any reaction, just the stare.

And then it suddenly went berserk, lunging hard on the leash toward me, snapping its teeth and barking in that “I want to tear your throat out and murder you dead” sort of way. The owner managed to calm the dig down after a bit. I stopped and stared back at them, because turnabout is fair play or something. I couldn’t tell how she was reacting because we were too far apart, which makes the dog’s sudden MUST KILL mode all the more puzzling.

It looks calm here (also fuzzy and low-res because it’s a zoomed-in and cropped phone photo) but this dog was ready to kill (me!)


Run 762
Average pace: 5:56/km
Location: Burnaby Lake (CCW)
Start: 1:57 p.m.
Distance: 10:04 km
Time: 59:35
Weather: Mostly cloudy, some sun
Temp: 8-9ºC
Humidity: 64%
Wind: low to moderate
BPM: 148
Weight: 163.4
Total distance to date: 5670 km
Devices: Garmin Forerunner 255 Music, iPhone 12, AirPods (3rd generation)
Shoes: Saucony Peregrine 12 (342 km)