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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!
It was an awesome, awesome experience and my pace band was so critical. I honestly don't think I would have been able to conserve the energy necessary to finish so strong without it! I will try to get into Boston 2012 and will certainly wear a pace band again to keep me organized.
- R.H., Reno, NV
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
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
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, these came in handy as usual, and I managed a 1/2 PR of 1:44:42 (previous PR last year 1:46:46). Thanks again for this great product!
- P.C., Kansas City, MO
Thanks Molly and Al! My last race (Phoenix 1/2) I had a huge PR using your pace bands. I'm going to use the 3:50 band for this race and see if I can BQ. Thanks for your help along the way!
- J. M., Denver, CO
I couldn't have done it without them!!! I told everyone I ran with about them. I ran with the 3:55 and it was the best thing I could have done. I got slightly ahead in the first half and stuck with my band times exactly in the second. It let me relax and enjoy the race despite my anxiousness on my first Marathon. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I'm never running without them!
- K.M., Mobile, AL