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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!
Thanks again...I think your business is SO wonderful...glad I found you!!!
- J.M., Nashville, TN
We both had our pace bands on and knew when the hills were coming! I really think they are the most helpful in the first 3 miles of the race...i look down at it for those first three miles and it seems to be screaming at me to SLOW DOWN and let the less informed people pass me!
- J.J., Prairie Village, KS
Wonderful, thank you for sharing your expertise with us. This is the first time our club has done marathon pace groups, etc. so its been a learning experience.
- L.G., Oakland, CA
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!
Found your race bands to be fantastic. I'll spread the word to everyone I know with marathon plans!
- G.S., Lenexa, KS
The bands arrived and look great. You guys are awesome! I really appreciate the excellent service and when I PR I'll give you the credit ( ok, some of the credit ).
- J.P., Hamilton, OH
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