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

Whatever you guys do in terms of matching the splits with the course terrain really, really works...Thanks for helping me to perform better than ever--another PR at age 54!
  - D.B., Denver, CO

I've used them in my several marathons and 1/2 marathons and they always help bring me in under my goal time. Best product on the market - hands down.
  - J.F., AL

Once again, your terrain specific bands kept me on/above pace the whole way.
  - R.C., Denver, CO

I just wanted to say thank you thank you and thank you, and I couldn't have done it without my pace band so thank you so much!!!
  - K.H., Overland Park, KS

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

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

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

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