Pace

From pedometers to training watches, cycling computers to GPS enabled hand held devices and watches, they now have the ability to keep track of your pace.  Products from Garmin offer you the Garmin Connect feature that lets you upload your information to the Garmin Community where you can compare your results against like others for motivations. Or you can compete against yourself based on what you entered in your device as your target paces.  Then you basically are competing against yourself