This event is only 50% uphill. The other 50% is...downhill. Down a steep hill. Do you go right down the middle or do you "zig" your way down? This is a heated debate amongst us. I think we will see many styles come race day. Do what works for you. Tip: Do whatever causes the least pounding on your legs and toes. straight down is less distance but you have to have your breaks on.