FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --The bad air quality and triple digit weather made it a tough day for people who enjoy spending time outdoors.
Phillip Weathers is coaching a Team in Training group for a triathlon and even though it is well over 100 degrees, every practice counts. "Warm, very warm but with hydration and acclimation it's just like any other day out there," said Weathers.
The extreme heat was not easy for anyone exercising outdoors. But the major challenge for most people was the bad air quality which is expected to last several days. "We can pretty much expect that we can see a continuation of this pattern through probably the 5th of July," said Janelle Schneider with the Air District.
The Air District says the mix of hot weather, stagnant air flow and smog creates an unhealthy outdoor experience. That's why Sierra Running Company's Kyle Cirrincione says runners find it hard to breathe and fatigue much quicker. "The best thing a runner can do is try and get out as early as possible so you see a lot of runners wake up at three or four in the morning to get out on the trail before the sun comes up or waiting later in the evening," said Cirrincione.