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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The Namibian rider paced herself on the flat routes of Benslimane to beat strong competitors from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Algeria.
In a fast race Emma paced herself entering the home straight in fourth place before coming through for bronze in 45.50.
Hinsdale Central won the 4 x 800 relay, Glenbard West distance sensation Katelynne Hart paced herself to victories in both the 1,600 and the 3,200, and Halle Bieber's 300 hurdles triumph helped Naperville North to the program's first team championship.
Ruby Sykes led off the A team and paced herself well, ignoring the temptation to keep with the eventual stage winner, Alice Moore of Barnsley AC, who set off incredibly quickly before settling in.
The 23-year-old paced herself perfectly to hold off Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands in 23.69 seconds.
This time round, she was prepared, and paced herself for a proper night "on the town", followed by a full day of sightseeing.
Dominating the women's open run was Finnish girl Hyrylainen as she paced herself from start to finish and complete the race in a time of 35 minutes and 50 mins.
She paced herself through the central section of the opera in order to rise to the vocal Everest that is the work's climax.
Neelam Dhawan, draped in a brown saree, paced herself onto the stage as soon as Whistle Baja, the film Heropanti's hit tune, died down.
Mangrobang, already the winner of the 2014 K-Swiss ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon last month, paced herself at the start before surging ahead in the bike and run legs.
She paced herself behind the leaders for the first half of the distance, but took control over the final stages and cruised to a comfortable finish in four minutes 15.91 seconds.
Lily was surrounded by five guys all evening but paced herself.
``She has paced herself extremely well - there are not many people who have survived for that long and who have remained so popular for that long,'' he said.
The minx from Moscow paced herself before breaking for a 2-1 lead in the second set and one game later, Gorrochategui decided enough was enough.
The Namibian rider paced herself when on the flat routes of Benslimane to beat strong competitors from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Algeria.