sweat dripping legs weighted tripping arms heavy head bowed breathing hard watch checked hands grab water spilling over the head awakening new life body/spirit/ mind, sees a goal and the rhythm lifts long pass yards or hurdles pass the short sprints immediacy and its over in seconds. No - the long distance runner endures.. .has an "eye on the prize" taking time, working on every detail every probability, working on the mental, physical, spiritual to ENDURE reach the goal not be last but to LAST til the end when the final lap is in sight can you see it? can you take the time to WORK it out all the DETAILS, BE READY for expected and unexpected? can you BE the LONG DISTANCE RUNNER not the short SPRINT--er can you SEE THE GOAL? maybe you/we should. endure last work details be ready long distance runner sprint----er see the goal!