smartpace pace bands
set of 3 for $7.50
pace calculator

your goal time

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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

And yes, I did qualify for Boston as the Salmon Marathon & your pace bands were AWESOME!! I wouldn't of been able to do so well without them.
  - A.G., Boise, ID

Thanks so much -- it helped me out a ton on such a rough day!
  - J.E., Madison, WI

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

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

"I thought your Pace Bands were key…both in providing me the right “Warm Up” strategy but also helping me not have to compute total times at specific mileages towards the end of the race…when my head started to get foggier."
  - C.S., NY, NY

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

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!
  - W.J.,

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