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It's not how fast you can go
The force goes into the flow
If you pick up the beat
You can forget about the heat
More than just survival
More than just a flash
More than just a dotted line
More than just a dash

It's a test of ultimate will
The heartbreak climb uphill
Got to pick up the pace
If you want to stay in the race
More than just blind ambition
More than just simple greed
More than just a finish line
Must feed this burning need --
In the long run...

From first to last
The peak is never passed
Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes
One moment's high, and glory rolls on by
Like a streak of lightening that flashes and fades
In the summer sky

Your meters may overload
You can rest at the side of the road
You can miss a stride
But nobody gets a free ride

More than high performance
More than just a spark
More than just the bottom line
Or a lucky shot in the dark --
In the long run...

You can do a lot in a lifetime
If you don't burn out too fast
You can make the most of the distance
First you need endurance --
First you've got to last...



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    UnregisteredApr 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm
    Life is a long road, most of us get trained and educated to do things fast, not to go along with a certain life long plan. Post modern life pushes you to live faster, therefore yo get burned faster. The marathon is about resistance, discipline and consistency, not about power.
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    CrucifiedJul 11, 2011 at 2:54 am
    Life is a marathon. If you pace yourself you can last for the long haul and accomplish a lot. There is always that inspiration that drives you onward but you have to be prepared to pay the price of heart break and uphill climbs. You can take a rest but get back into the race or you will miss your opportunities. "Let us run with patience the race that is set before us." he will reward us if we put him first. He set the example.

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