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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Yet she was merely pacing herself and turned on the after-burners to blitz home and win by fully 10m!
Yet it seems she is pacing herself better these days; it's her mother's influence which has helped her do that, she says.
By pacing herself, she was able to finance the startup of the Painted Butterfly free of loans.
Noah's voice is unquestionable," one reviewer wrote on Opera Today online, "but she is perhaps too young yet to sing a Tosca." Conceding the need to be wary about taking on too much too soon, Noah is careful about pacing herself. "I'm learning my roles very slowly and steadily, so they have time to grow and mature in my voice and 1 get used to the feel of them.
Pacing herself among the leaders behind rabbit Yevgeniya Zinurova for the first lap, Maryam took control at the bell and managed to out-duel Ukraine's Yuliya Krevsun to the finish.
Pacing herself at work is also important because Desai and her husband are raising three children ranging in age from 6 months to 5 years.
Zousko, from the Siberian city of Novsibirsk ran a brilliant race, pacing herself to perfection to catch long time leader, Kebebush Haile from Ethiopia, inside the final mile.
Then, as now, she specializes in pacing herself and running a smart race.
She protects herself by making sure she gets some kind of physical activity each day and by pacing herself through her personal and professional commitments.
'Tour Gabrielle" finds Jorane pacing herself with the music in her mysterious invented language, while on "Groove" she steps up to out-wail the instruments in English and French.
Even the Queen Mother attended the opening of the four-day meeting, despite pacing herself for her 101st birthday celebrations on August 4.
PHOTO : Actress Olivia Brown has incorporated exercise walking into her fitness routine by pacing herself on a treadmill.
In the women's 1,500m, Maryam began her race pacing herself behind leaders Diane Cummins of Canada and Faith Macharia of Kenya, while running shoulder to shoulder with Ethiopian Gelete Burka, who won the same race last year.
Happily, her paucity of operatic experience did not prevent the slimmed down soprano from pacing herself to set off the fireworks where they most mattered, notably in the furious "D'Oreste d'Aiace." But in this case she was merely first among equals alongside the lovely Peggy Kriha Dye (llya), Kresimir Spicer (Idomeneo) and Michael Maniaci (Idamante).
She says she has to develop techniques for pacing herself.