As you race, it matters only how you behave on the hills. Downhill–did you resist brashness, exhibit more control and discipline here than on the straight-aways. Ignore your impulse and shorten your strides. Uphill–did you clench your jaw, look down once and then lift your gaze to stare directly in to its eyes. Races are won here and not there–where it’s hardest to speed up, not where it’s easiest.