smartpace pace bands
set of 3 for $7.50
pace calculator

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distance
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Enter your time goal and distance, then hit the big green button to view a smartpace band in action, read about our pacing strategies and see how we can help you race smarter.

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!

success stories

Thanks so much! I have had a lot of success with your pace bands! :) Hopefully I'll use the 3:50 band to PR this May! Thanks again!
  - J.J., Dayton, OH

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

You guys rock! I wore my 1:40 pace band in Omaha over the weekend, and blasted through it, taking 9 minutes off of my PR, and ran a 1:35! Thank you!
  - D.M., Leawood,KS

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

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

Thanks again...I think your business is SO wonderful...glad I found you!!!
  - J.M., Nashville, TN

have to tell you that your email made my day. That you took the time to see how I did really means a lot. I will absolutely use the site again and recommend it highly to my running friends. It was a great accomplishment for me, and I had my pace band on the whole way!
  - M.N.,

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