The PaceTat Marathon Pacing Tattoo was designed to replace paper pace bracelets and has been around for at least a couple of years now. Features include a high contrast white background with large black text and numbers, making for an easy-to-read pacing chart located on the inside of your arm.
As good as the original design was, PaceTat have made a few improvements and now sell a couple of new products:
PaceTat 2.0 – is the update to the original PaceTat. Updated features include:
- Additional Finish Times
- Larger, easy-to-read text and numbers
- Mile splits with metric splits every 5 kilometers so that you can use PaceTat 2.0 in shorter races in addition to marathons
- Alternating background color to help differentiate each mile goal
PaceTat Miles – is the long awaited update with splits that are listed in miles only. PaceTat Miles gives you pacing information for every mile on the course in addition to the half-way point, 13.1 miles, and the finish, 26.2! New finish times have also been added as requested by many runners. There are now 20 different paces to choose from!
PaceTat Kilometers [added 4/2/14] – are the metric version of the popular PaceTat pacing tool. With splits listed every 2km, PaceTat Kilometers provides accurate pacing information for every other kilometer for a full marathon distance including the halfway point.
PaceTat Kilometers are available in 20 different marathon finish times ranging from 2:55 up to 5:30, and don’t forget, just like the other PaceTat versions, PaceTat Kilometers can be used for any race distance by simply cutting at the desired kilometer mark.
PaceTat pacing tattoos are easy to apply and will stay in place for a good 3-5 days. Product support is excellent and the company is always open to receiving feedback and ideas for new product updates.
PaceTat are also running a cool competition at the moment. Once you’ve purchased one of their pace tattoos, send them an email with a link to your official race finish time and your PaceTat order number. Each month, the person who finishes closest to their PaceTat goal will receive a $15 gift certificate to their local running store! Think I might try my luck at next month’s Frederick Marathon….