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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It's not exactly about slowing down to smell the roses, but it's about pacing ourselves. Life is not a race and definitely not a sprint, and one does not have to compete with everyone on that mythical starting line.
I think we did a better job pacing ourselves this game so we were able to push it in the fourth and in overtime."
It is a long month ahead so we will be pacing ourselves carefully while pushing as hard as we can to achieve the results that we want." The team spent what was left of Sunday resting up ahead of the first offshore leg of the month-long event that takes the fleet from Dunkerque to Dieppe, then Granville and Roscoff in the North of France before it is shipped overland to Roses in Spain on the Mediterranean in mid-July.
"It's going to be a question of pacing ourselves," said Lucy.
We took our time with the starters, pacing ourselves because we didn't want to over indulge at the beginning when there was still so much on offer.
"I'm looking forward to beating Bank of America, but we're pacing ourselves," Tuyo said half jokingly of his Pensacola, Fla.-based credit union.
For those of us who don't believe in pacing ourselves, we find ourselves eating and drinking a vacation's worth of decadence in less than two hours.
Cowan recommends working in stages, pausing to relax, tuning in to the body's signals, and pacing ourselves accordingly.
"We are pacing ourselves with him and Richard wanted to give him a break after the Chesham Stakes which is why we've entered him at Doncaster.
'We'd been pacing ourselves according to the conditions and, crucially, had managed to avoid punctures,' he said.
banish the shadows and provide the spiritual space long enough for us to catch our spiritual breaths and begins, pacing ourselves as Jesus did, once more.
With the injuries, this is an issue and right now we are pacing ourselves and tactically planning and executing each game as we are not going to blow teams out on a six-man formation."
If the truth be told, we were pacing ourselves for the 'dolci'.
But somehow we've got to find a way of pacing ourselves for 90 minutes and beating the Croatians."