Day in and day out, racing at the elite level demands a level of commitment most never realize. Just to remain competitive, one must adopt a lifestyle that affords little else than training and preparing for a few fleeting minutes of maximum effort on the race course. Whether it’s the sprint of a downhill race or the long, hot burn of cross country, the racers who win are the ones that have made to the commitment to prepare themselves physically and mentally. After all, as the narrators of this episode of Fast Life put it,  the racer who win learn “that the good things are hard, and that the hard things are good.”