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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Looking forward to the occasion, Kevin said: "We'll be fine if we pace ourselves. We've had a lot of messages from people saying they'll try and make it and it's great what we're doing.
We had to pace ourselves. We didn't want to go out and play our normal defence and then just crash in the third quarter.
Achara said: "We need to pace ourselves while being productive.
When we don't learn how to slow down and pace ourselves, we bypass many essential details of our lives.
"When you're playing that pace, it's hard to slow it down after you beat it, because we want to push the pace ourselves. But that's a little bit different kind of pace than we want to play.
We were more careful to pace ourselves with the food, though, to sample as much of it as possible.
Robert Smith (driver): The heat does slow us down and takes a lot out of you, we just try to pace ourselves and take on plenty of fluids.
"But we can't afford to pace ourselves in a game, particularly against a team like Cheetahs at home.
'We have had a good start but we know it's a long season and we must pace ourselves well to be in contention by the time we get to the playoffs and finals later in the season,' said Murunga.
"One or two results and you're out of the running sometimes, and you saw from last season that teams who might not necessarily have started well ended well, so it's important for us to pace ourselves, take one game at a time.
"With one or two results and you're out of the running sometimes, and you saw from last season that teams who might not necessarily have started well ended well, so it's really important for us to pace ourselves, take one game at a time, not get excited."
"It was a really good performance from the lads," said Owen, "as we knew we had to pace ourselves and it brought a control to our play which we have struggled with all season."
We know what we are doing, how to pace ourselves. We've a fantastic show of great historical songs and are loving playing the songs from Paper Gods.
"I think the clients are much more sophisticated now and they appreciate and understand it, but we've got to pace ourselves and do it properly," continued Wong.