If I use Speed+Absorb and get away, how will you keep up? By wasting 50 Force Points with speed yourself, after I have a 2 second head start? I find that difficult to believe that you would even consider such a tactic. Were I you at that point, I'd let the guy go, and catch up to him later, fragging others as you see fit.
Say I am facing you. You start winning, so I give you a Saber Staff kick and knock you to the ground. I turn on Speed, and go away. By the time you are back up, either a)I've gotten away, or b)I fell off a cliff somewhere from going too fast and running into a battle. What then, if a is true?