I have been running the same route for nearly 5 years (dedicated intervals for 2 years) now and is one of the few options I have when I choose to run at my place of employment (1hr lunch, Average of 2 times per week) - the route has only 1 single mediocre hill on it and its literally the only hill in the area that I can use for intervals (the area is super flat). If I am not doing hill repeats I still have to pass this section in order to get a healthy run in.
At the top of the hill there is a house on the corner that has a small dog that lives there and always leashed/chained up in the front yard. I always thought the dog must have some emotional issues as it goes crazy when anyone goes by (I always run on the road and across the street from the house). The Dog has been there for as long as I can remember and truth be told it doesn't bother me one bit that it barks when I run by the house (sometimes up to 12 times on certain interval days). I am a dog owner and lover first and foremost, and I think I have even seen the dog bang against the big bay window overlooking the street when inside which shocks me.
I do NOT live in this neighborhood (not even close) and have always been very respectful to everyone, waving acknowledge, always seeing the mail-lady etc etc.
Yesterday I was to do a 6 x interval set - as I started down the hill to get to my starting point I noticed that a different dog was outside - it looked more like a pitpull (was not the small dog I was used to). I didn't think anything of it and maybe they kept that dog inside (who knows). Well anyway the dog was not having it - he/she was fairly aggressive and barking alot (most certainly louder and stronger than the smaller dog) etc.
Like normal I did what I have been always been doing - I thought nothing of it.
Well by the time I get done with my second interval and turn around to head down the hill a lady is standing on the porch - she starts yelling at me "Sir, I have newborn triplets - can you PLEASE run somewhere else"
This appeared to be Grandma and not Momma from my quick observation (could be wrong) - but the dog was barking so much I assume that it was disturbing the newborns.
What I did was smile, wave and give her a thumbs up (at max HR of course) and went on my way (went to another location where another slight incline is but sucks compared).
What would you guys/gals have done in the situation and what would you do in the future?
I really have not done anything wrong or different and its really not my fault that the dogs are barking - I feel for the babies however and that's why I moved on. Would you try going back and doing intervals in a few weeks - I honestly don't know if they reside there or were visiting? Would you stop by and ask her about the situation?
Just looking for some feedback is all!