One of the major factors in slowing your reading speed down is that your eye is going to do something called, â€˜Visual Regression'. This means that when you read a sentence your eye will go back and read words that you have already read. Your mind/eye does this very fast that you are not fully aware of it but it still dramatically slows down your reading speed.
One of the techniques that we teach in our brain athlete package is that verbalizing words as you read is going to slow you down. Even if you are saying the words very softly to yourself in an inaudible tone, the time you are taking to pronounce the words and move your vocal cords is going to slow you down