The air high quality round right here nonetheless will get to unhealthy by later within the afternoon, due to particulate matter from the fires. However within the mornings the final couple of days it’s been “truthful” so I’ve been in a position to train open air. I can put on an N95 masks if I’ve to, however that makes it disagreeable. I feel the advance is as a result of the wind is coming from off the coast with clearer air (it’s not choosing up the smoke from the Santa Cruz hearth as a result of that’s north of us). The closest hearth to us, the SCU lightning complex, has now grown to over 370,000 acres (up from 157,000 per week in the past). However the firefighters are beginning to get a deal with on it, it’s as much as 35% contained and doesn’t appear to be rising as quick. The battle remains to be raging statewide, right here is right this moment’s abstract from Calfire: “For the reason that lightning siege that began on Saturday, August 15, 2020, there have been almost 14,000 lightning strikes. Throughout this time-period, there have been greater than 700 new wildfires, which have now burned over 1.38 million acres. The numerous acreage burned makes the fires collectively bigger than the State of Delaware. On this siege, there have been 7 reported fatalities and almost 2,100 constructions destroyed.” My ideas are with the firefighters of their heroic efforts and with these whose houses are threatened or have been destroyed.
Yesterday I used to be in a position to go for a brisk two hour experience with intervals thrown in, and right this moment I did energy coaching, my canoe and kayak coach, pole strolling, and “heavyhands” strolling for 90 minutes. It’s a lot nicer to have the ability to do that outdoors with no masks.
I additionally kludged up a ski coach with resistance bands. This mimics the very good one by Concept2, however simply makes use of resistance bands and a bolt within the ceiling. You will get a extremely good exercise with it, crouching to get the legs concerned, “hip-hingeing”, and utilizing the abs and arms:
After the ski coach, I do a reverse movement with dumbbells (the identical movement as “kettlebell swings”). This makes use of the again to stability the abs used within the ski coach, and makes use of opposing arm muscle mass.