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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A double Grand Slam winner during her playing career, Mauresmo is well aware of the need for pacing yourself in major tournaments.
Pacing yourself also is important when it comes to rich seasonal foods and alcohol.
To be fair your late 30s is a time you realise that if you are going to travel significant distances there is probably perfectly adequate public transport that will take you from A to B without the worry of water stops or pacing yourself mile by mile - you can leave that to the bus driver.
Pacing yourself is a virtue, but today, you can be the one determined to slice through the confusion.
"Just pacing yourself, remaining calm no matter what," she said.
"Prizefighter is great for heavyweight boxing and you have three rounds so no pacing yourself, you go out there and have a tear-up," said the 34-year-old.
Online education also offers you the option of continuing in a full time job and attending to other life needs, while controlling the time and schedule of learning and completing assignments, pacing yourself on your own time.
"Even on this tour, it's an interesting exercise in pacing yourself," he said.
Pacing yourself in this way should ensure your body does not dry out too badly.
Other tips from the chemists include drinking a glass of milk BEFORE hitting the pubs and bars, sticking to gin or vodka and tonic, pacing yourself with the occasional soft drink, and downing a pint of water before going to bed.
"You don't really think about pacing yourself. I trained last week so I have got a bit of a base, but the more games I play hopefully the stronger I will become," he said.
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Remember that in track, as in life itself, you are in it for the long haul and in the long run, you must learn the art of pacing yourself.
Generally the only way to get fit for a mammoth walk is to do lots of long walks before setting out "It's all about pacing yourself," he says.