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How to Properly Pace Yourself During Exercise (and Why it Matters)

Pacing yourself during physical activity is smart to ensure that you don’t burn out, overtrain or suffer an injury. Beyond that, pacing is vital in training sessions to ensure that you can finish strong. The same especially holds true when you are competing in a race or fitness event.

Whether you're swimming, running, lifting weights, or performing a HIIT workout, being aware of your training pace can help you tap into new methods that challenge your body, help you progress, and keep you injury-free. Here are some pacing ideas for your next workout.

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