Our unique smartpace pace bands combine a pacing strategy and adjustments specific to your course to provide a minute-by-minute game plan for race day. You don't run an even pace, so why should your generic pace band stay the same mile after mile? Is your first mile really the same speed as your last? What about a brutal 200ft climb?
We think you should pace with a plan for the race. Start slow, build a cushion, hit the wall. it takes an extra 30 seconds to get up Heartbreak Hill at Mile 21, you need to plan to run 10 seconds faster for 3 miles before you get to Newton.
Choose from one of our proven "smartpace" strategies (read more) or customize your own, and then choose your race. Your bands will have pace adjustments to fit the terrain of your particular course, whether it is Boston or a small race in Kansas.
Each order comes with 3 different goal times that you choose and some words of inspiration. These self-adhesive wristbands are printed on waterproof and tearproof paper that will last longer than you. We've helped thousands of runners keep on pace.
Visit our smartpace info page for details on our pacing strategies, tips for using a pace band, GPS pointers and our smartpace calculator.
We also have new 2XL pace bands with larger print!
YES the pace bands were invaluable. I thought it was funny that the band I wore had 3:16:59 and that was my exact time across the finish. There were a couple time on the final miles that I started to stress because I could feel my self slowing but I would look down and think "whew they were planning on this" and it helped me relax and finish strong.
- D.P. , Kansas City, MO
As someone with an engineering background, I find the combination of the pace bands along with my Garmin GPS (310XT model with heart rate monitor and cadence sensor) a good way to "tune" my performance.
- J.P., DENVER, CO
Thanks so much -- it helped me out a ton on such a rough day!
- J.E., Madison, WI
I wanted to thank you for your assistance, you were a huge help and I did receive positive feedback on the pace bands. I hope we can do business again next year and if anyone asks me where to get the bands, I will recommend you guys.
- L.G., Oakland Marathon
I just wanted to say thank you thank you and thank you, and I couldn't have done it without my pace band so thank you so much!!!
- K.H., Overland Park, KS
A thousand thanks for your congratulations....and for the pace bands! They were, indeed, a great help to me. At the half marathon mark I realized I had more to give and opened it up, but until then, I followed the band to the letter AND helped guide a friend of mine for the first half. She also finished a few minutes ahead of her goal time!
I can't say enough about your pace bands - they were FABULOUS!!! It was so nice to 'take it easy' the last two miles.
- J.D., Shawnee, KS