It is the illusion that we can go no faster that holds us back.
– Kenny Moore, American athlete and journalist
This falls in line with a training tool I’ve recently incorporated. Ditch the watch every now and then so you don’t limit your pace to what you think it should be.
For example, I run about a 9:05 to a 9:15 pace on most of my runs. I know this because when I check my Garmin and I’m at a faster pace I slow down. Why? Because I don’t think I can sustain a faster pace. Without my watch I just run. Give it a try and see if you don’t get a bit faster.
Now go run!