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Evenly Paced Start:
The pace is not changed and is optimized for the course terrain changes.
Slower than average pace during the first few miles as you settle into race pace.
Very Conservative Start:
Same as Conservative Start, but the first few miles are slower than those in the Conservative Start.
This strategy uses the algorithm that levels out effort based on the uphills and downhills of the course to approximate paces requiring an even effort.
All splits are equal. However, using a Conservative or Very Conservative Start Strategy will change the splits to incorporate the start change.
The pace effort increases during the second half of the race. The uphills and downhills are still used to determine the initial paces before calculating the negative split.
Aggressive Negative Split:
Same as Negative Split, but paces drop more during the second half of the race.
Pace starts getting slower during the second half of the race. Like with the Negative Split, the uphills and downhills are still used to determine the initial pace.
Aggressive Positive Split:
Same as Positive Split, but paces slow more during the second half of the race.
Pace Band Size:
Measure around your wrist to determine the size of your wrist in inches. The band size is the actual circumference it will fit. For example, if you had a drinking glass that is 7" around (circumference), a 7" pace band will fit around it exactly.
Fit is a personal preference. Some people like it loose and some people find it more comfortable with a snugger fit. Keep in mind is that the tighter the fit, the more difficult it may be to rotate the band while running in order to view all the splits - especially when your wrist gets wet. Also, if you are wearing long sleeves, consider whether you will wear the Pace Band under or over your sleeve.