pace (oneself)

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pace (oneself)

To move or progress at a speed and rate that one is able to sustain until the act is completed. Pace yourself—if you start sprinting right at the beginning of the race, you'll run out of energy well before the finish line!
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pace something

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1. Lit. to measure a distance by counting the number of even strides taken while walking. He paced the distance out and wrote it down. He paced out the distance from the door to the mailbox.
2. Fig. to deal with a problem by pacing around. When she was upset, she walked and walked while she thought through her problem. When Ed came into the room, she was pacing a new crisis out. She usually paced out her anxiety.

pace something

off to mark off a distance by counting the number of even strides taken while walking. The farmer paced a few yards off and pounded a stake into the soil. He paced off a few yards.

pace (oneself)

To move or make progress at a sensible or moderate rate.
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"She just didn't pace herself but it's difficult for these athletes to know not to go too quickly when someone passes them.
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She is learning to pace herself in many aspects of her life, among them, avoiding overindulgence.
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"She's learning how to pace herself. She's not afraid to go out and try something different and fail."
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from the first day she picked tasks that made the most sense to learn, like how to pack her gear, be part of a security patrol and pace herself. She didn't want to burden her squad, which soon nicknamed her "Little Foot" because of her stature and foot problems.
I've learned that a California gardener must pace herself differently from one who grows plants, as my mother did, in a place like New Hampshire.