“To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.”
Based on this quote in today's LA Times, it's something that Kobe Bryant has taken to heart:
"I've always approached the season like the Tour de France. I've approached it in stages," said Bryant, now in his 13th season. "I'm not going to sprint the hill every time. I'm going to let my teammates pull me up, and then I'm going to wait for a certain part of the race and start kind of picking it up. That's how I approach the season. I kind of pace it."