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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"Novice runners appear to pace themselves well below their cardiac limit, self-selecting a safe pacing strategy for their hearts," Hohl said.
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The hosts created chances at will without having to get much above walking pace themselves.
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Jimenez, who also serves as his manager, revealed that Sultan could have beaten him if they didn't pace themselves.
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People used to usual marathons really have to pace themselves as they tackle the 1,085m peak.
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Event organiser Dany ensured that the flexibility of breaks helped players pace themselves, although some players - such as Stefan - opted for the gung-ho approach and played as many hours as possible.
"And with drinking too much reported as our girls' biggest regret from their Debs night, we are urging the young ladies attending their balls in the coming weeks to pace themselves."
He settled well and found a rhythm that you would normally see in professional athletes who know just how to pace themselves and conserve enough energy for the final burst.
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Ireland need his experience at the helm today as a scrappy, stopstart match would suit France more, giving them the opportunity to assert their strength in the set-piece and also allowing the players to pace themselves through the game.