Looking outside this morning, I knew there was no way I was going to be running. The smoke was way too thick. Over the last few days I have got in just a handful of runs, which have really just served as a stress release. Training hasn't exactly been a priority.
The CFA (Country Fire Authority) issued the following Awareness Message this morning:
The fires around Melbourne are generating a large amount of smoke. Residents in Metropolitan Melbourne are advised that due to the extent of bushfires around Victoria in the past week, they may be experiencing increased smoke from both going fires and fire suppression activities being undertaken by DSE and CFA fire crews.
Winds from the north or north east have carried smoke into Melbourne. The smoke may be more noticeable at night or early morning when overnight inversions trap the smoke near ground level.