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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'I paced myself at the start of the race before stepping on it near the end,' Meijers said.
This time was every bit as tough as I remember but my head was in a better place, I paced myself better on the three previous days - and I nailed it.
"I made a very good start, then paced myself early on and went through guys one by one.
I should've paced myself. "And my diet was one of my regrets from the Galahad fight.
"It was tough as you can imagine and was a real mental battle, but I paced myself and by the end of the workout I was feeling really good," the 51-year-old said.
Paris is Murray's seventh event in three months but he said: "I've paced myself well through the year and I feel fine."
"This year I felt as though I've paced myself well."
I felt I'd paced myself pretty well until the quarterfinal stage this time around.
I paced myself and I learned a lot from the experience.
"I paced myself. In the first fight I rushed a bit but I'm getting better shots in now and I'm pleased with the performance
``I paced myself and thankfully finished strongly but I'm very dis-appointed purely as I'm usually in the first pack after the swim.
'I just stayed focused and paced myself the entire race,' said Benedicto, who celebrated his 32nd birthday a few days before the Aug.
"I paced myself I let the big bangs loose and I will do the exact same thing to Kiko.
I have carefully paced myself and avoided doing so, knowing that I would want to write about him again - inevitably - in the week or two before the final.
``This year I wore some beige trousers, green top and paced myself. Instead of the usual Christmas Day fry-up of bacon, eggs and toast dripping with far too much butter I decided not to have anything.