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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!
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 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 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
Thanks! The strategy on the pacing band was perfect.
- S.M., Leawood,KS
have to tell you that your email made my day. That you took the time to see how I did really means a lot. I will absolutely use the site again and recommend it highly to my running friends. It was a great accomplishment for me, and I had my pace band on the whole way!
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
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