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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!
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
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
Thanks! The strategy on the pacing band was perfect.
- S.M., Leawood,KS
Thanks so much -- it helped me out a ton on such a rough day!
- J.E., Madison, WI
At mile 9 I was feeling a bit draggy and looked at my garmin and my pace band and thought--this is doable. You kept me going all the way to the 50 yard line in the Husker stadium. Thank you for your good work.
- T.G., Lincoln, NE
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
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!