Today I was running alone through the woods when two dogs started barking at me. I passed their owner while running and the moment I was in front of him the dogs started jumping and barking at me. On runs in the past dogs have bitten me in the ankles and in the wrists and in fear of tetanus I kicked one of the dogs away. The next moment the owner takes me from the back in a headlock throws me on the ground and started kicking me while I was laying on the ground. t was a big bold fellow and I'm only 5'5 so I didn't fight back.
I stayed fairly relaxed, got up and ran away while the owner shouted at me: "I kill you next time."
I am still a bit confused and in shock over what I should have done differently and appreciate some advice. Should I have just ignored the dogs? Should I have called the police? Has anyone here has had a similar experience? Thanks in advance.