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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. If 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!
I took off 33 minutes from my last marathon. I felt great running at the slower pace and I didn't feel pain until mile 24, which by then I knew I made my goal. Thank you so much. I had an awesome race and I know it was a lot of help from following the warm up pacing band.
- A.R., Oswego, IL
Thanks Molly & Al for the great pacing strategy for the Little Rock Marathon. Your 4:55 pace band helped me get my sub-5 hour marathon finally! :)
- A.R., Overland Park, KS
I have to say the best part of your product was the blurb on 'garmin creep' and also the tip about setting up my Garmin screen w/ those three data points that you recommend. Actually I used lap pace, lap distance and total time (not total distance) and that worked great.
- R.Y., Virginia Beach, VA
Had the best race yet and LOVED that I didn't spend my time doing the math in my head. The pace band certainly helped.
- H.H., Denver, CO
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
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 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