When I was on a retreat with my church community at the beginning of November 2013, I took part in a speed reading experiment.
I read the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas during that time.
I took the book and read as fast as I could (and still comprehend the text). Before then, I had been measuring my reading speed only with small chunks of text, reading for one minute with the timer.
I was curious as to whether my reading speed is reduced when I read for longer periods.
Firstly, I was reading for 35 minutes straight, using the pointer.
Then I read 16.5 minutes without the pointer.