One of my biggest problems when running is staying right on pace. I often start a race saying to myself "OK, don't burn out at the beginning! Take it easy, leave some in the tank for the end!". Well, it doesn't matter what I tell myself. I still wind up burning out. Does anybody have any tips for staying on pace? I've heard about people setting a mental tempo or counting steps with cadence, but I'll take any other tips I can get!