Still catch myself trying to ‘go fast’ to ‘beat’ my training to the next position. This urge is probably the toughest to resist when a training partner is in competition mode and explodes to compensate for lack of timing and technique.
Naturally, not helping the situation by responding in kind! ;o)
So, a couple thoughts on speed are, the fastest movements are the relaxed ones we don’t have to think about. In this respect ‘trying’ to move fast means we’re already behind on a couple different levels.
Secondly, trusting relaxation, we’ll deal with what’s in front of us in the moment instead of racing for 50/50 chances. Call it ‘going behind to get ahead.’
Finally, to reiterate the first point, if you have to do something fast you don’t know it; otherwise it would just happen. This is where drilling can come in handy!