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The speed anomaly approximately 2.3 miles into the run was because I nearly got mauled by a pack of 5 stray dogs, but luckily a kind lady happened to drive past and gave me a ride out of the area before the dogs could bite me. It was a scary experience nonetheless, and it reinforced my distaste for dogs.
And that's why I run most of the time in well lit and populated areas...try herastrau, I follow some people that tend to run there all the time and never saw them having problems.
I actually had meant to run in Herăstrău, but I stupidly took a wrong turn (I should have crossed the street but didn't).
I wrote a blog post about the incident: http://lbds137.blogspot.com/2015/02/close-encounters-of-canine-kind.html
Wow that sounds awful. As much as I love dogs, I'm terrified at the sight of any dog when I'm running. Now excuse while I go back to your blog, I really like your writing.
Thanks! I don't write often, but I keep hoping I'll convince myself to publish posts more frequently.
I always wanted to write something but I felt self conscious about my ability to put a few words on paper/monitor. This feels like a good moment to start.
I feel self-conscious about writing too, which is the main reason why it takes a fair bit of willpower to get myself to write a post (and thus I don't do it often). As with most things, it's always harder to start writing a post than it is to keep going.