Honestly, I think if she had kept running... maybe even sprinted the moment she saw the cub, she might have not been attacked. Listening to her story, it sounds like her mistake was stopping, the mother bear saw her stop near the cub and just went with her instincts to protect her cub.
*Do It For Yourself, Do It Because They Said It Was Impossible, Do It Because They Said You Were Incapable*
5k - 24:15 (7:49 min/mile pace)
10k - 51:47 (8:16 min/mile pace)
15k -1:18:09 (8:24 min/mile pace)
13.1 - 1:53:12 (8:39 min/mile pace)
26.2 - (Debut) - 4:48:10