All bears are agile, cunning, and immensely strong, and they are always hungry. If they want to kill you and eat you, they can, and pretty much whenever they want. That doesn’t happen often, but – and here is the absolutely salient point – once would be enough.
There is no point in hurrying because you are not actually going anywhere. However far or long you plod, you are always in the same place: in the woods.