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 is still able to hit the high notes, no doubt about it, yet she now paces herself in that she sometimes would opt to not sustain it as long as she used to.
She paces herself, performing clusters of about three songs, going backstage while the band jams for a bit, and returning in a new outfit.
She paces herself as she travels along the humanists' vast information highways, pausing Frequently to orient her audience and to ground her claims in sustained discussions of specific texts.
Finally, like the good musician she is, Jennie paces herself. She takes one day a week to recharge her batteries with lots of sleep and nutritious meals.
And the Norwegian predicted Radcliffe, who again said this week she will delay starting a family until the end of her career, can still makes amends for her Athens heartache at the Beijing Olympics if she paces herself over the next three years.
Make sure the mother paces herself in early labor, alternatively resting and being active, eating and drinking and urinating.
It is important your daughter paces herself for the next few weeks and rests whenever possible.
She jokes about o longer being able to leap buildings in a single bound, she paces herself both physically and mentally, she wonders whether there might be a point to keeping her rage under wraps once in a while.