12/13/2010

How not to run the Swiss Alpine Marathon 2011



So, does anyone know where to buy 'How to avoid bad encounters with wild animals?'. Might come in handy, since I plan on spending more time on the trails. ;)

Did you ever 'run into' a wild animal on one of your runs?

7 comments:

BaldJohnnyRhythm said...

I came close to getting broadsided by a rutting deer on a trail run a couple weeks ago. That's my closest encounter so far.

misszippy said...

The closest I came to that was a coyote. He kind of looked at me, sized me up, then moved on about his business. I was thankful!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ BaldJohnnyRhytm: A deer: I can live with that. A deer is 'ok' for an animal encounter.

@ MissZippy: A coyote? OK, that's scary!

Kevin @ Half TRI-ing said...

I've almost hit several psycho squirrels with my bike!! They love to dart out in from of it. I almost hit a snake that was doing a cobra pose on the trail. I thought it was an unusual stick.

Kevin
http://halftriing.blogspot.com/

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Kevin: Hahahaha! 'an usual stick'? You should watch Animal Planet more often. ;)

Johann said...

Great video! I live in Africa so I often run into animals. I just stand still and back away slowly if I feel it is necessary.

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Johann: I don't even want to think about running into a lion...