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!
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
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
Thanks again...I think your business is SO wonderful...glad I found you!!!
- J.M., Nashville, TN
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
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
As someone with an engineering background, I find the combination of the pace bands along with my Garmin GPS (310XT model with heart rate monitor and cadence sensor) a good way to "tune" my performance.
- J.P., DENVER, CO