So with the entire west coast of the USA on fire, I’m curious who is reducing their training as a consequence of the air quality? This time of year I’m usually doing most of my workouts outside but with the current AQI being well above hazardous I’m not sure even training indoors is smart.
I live in the Bend/Redmond area of Oregon and our AQI has been around 450-550 through most of the weekend. Today it dropped as low as 200 earlier in the day but jumped back above 300 as the winds picked up. We live in a fairly small house where my only training space is the attached garage. I’m not sure if a typical air handling unit removes pm 2.5, and even less certain that I am getting any of that filtered air in the garage, in fact I know some outside air is seeping in through a gap in the garage door seal.
Any recommendations? I’m not really training with any purpose right now as we are expecting the birth of our first child and I have no races on the books due to COVID, mostly trying to maintain until I can train again regularly. However, I don’t foresee this problem getting better any time in the next week as the Oregon forest fires are completely uncontained at the moment and massive.