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A week of marathon training in emojis

In honour of the fifth-ever World Emoji Day, here's a week of marathon training in emojis

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July 17th is world emoji day. Emoji day takes place on the 17th because that is the fixed date on the calendar emoji. 

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In honour of the fifth-ever World Emoji Day, here’s a week of marathon training in emojis. This is also a great way to check out how fluent you are in the internet’s favourite language. 

Monday is a recovery run and some easy lifting. Monday in emoji looks something like this:

๐Ÿ˜ด  ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ†™ โ˜• ๐Ÿ‹ โ˜‘ ๐Ÿƒ โ˜‘ ๐Ÿ•— 4โƒฃ ๐Ÿ“ฉ 

Translation: You wake up tired because it’s Monday. You shed one or two tears and then seize the day. Start with a coffee and then weights. Check. Then you head out for your run. Check. Then it’s time for the work week to begin. 

Tuesday is a speed workout. Tuesday in emoji looks very different than Monday:

 โšก ๐Ÿ’ฅ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿ˜ช ๐Ÿ˜Œ ๐ŸŒฏ 

Translation: You hype yourself up all day for your speed workout. Remember, you’re an animal on the track. Fire, strength, power. You run the workout feeling nervous that you may not finish, you’re concerned your may vomit, but you do finish. And then you reward yourself with a burrito. 

Wednesday is an easy day – essentially a Monday minus the weights:

๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ•— 4โƒฃ ๐Ÿƒ โ˜‘ ๐Ÿณ โ˜• ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ ๐Ÿถ 

Translation: You’re happy the running on the docket for today is fairly easy. So you get it done early and enjoy a nice breakfast before work with your family and dog. 

Thursday is tempo day. Tempo is a workout at a more moderate pace than the speed work from earlier in the week:

โ˜€ ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ‘ซ ๐Ÿƒ ๐ŸŽต โœ” ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿบ 

Translation: Today is a beautiful day for a tempo with your friends. Grab a snack, and head out there with your favourite running buddy. After the workout, be sure to grab a beer and a meal, and maybe another beer with your training partner. 

Friday is cross-training day. Not every runner’s favourite, but an important aspect of training:

๐ŸŽต ๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฟ ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿ‹ ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ  

Translation: Is cross-training day. Grab your music, hop on your bike and get those minutes in. After it’s done you’re free because it’s the weekend. Do a little dance and celebrate. 

Saturday is your off day. Also known as, what you’ve been waiting for all week:

๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ‘ฏ ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿน โ›ต โš“ ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ’ค 

Translation: You make elaborate plans for your off day. You’re going to party, see some friends, spend some time on the boat. It’ll be a blast. But what you actually end up doing, because training is really hard, is sleeping. After all – you’ve got a long run tomorrow. 

Sunday is everyone’s favourite day of the week – long run day. A marathoner’s typical Sunday looks something like this:

๐Ÿ†™ ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ’ง ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿž โ˜•  ๐Ÿ’ฉ ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿ’ง ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿฉ ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ’ค

Translation: You wake up a little unhappy because it’s Sunday and you have to do a lot of running. But you persevere, get hydrated, eating a little something, do your business and get out the door. You run a lot, and then hydrate more, eat more and likely take a nap.