I am sure many of us look away from the timer for as long as we can hoping that when we look up the interval is nearly over or more than one minute has passed.
This is a technique I came up with when listening to a TR podcast - it works well with other podcasts I listen to as well such as That Triathalon Show, OXygen Addict, SWAT Triathalon etc.
I give each of the peope on the podcast a number and count after each of their new comments. So for a TR podcast Jonathan speaks the most frequently so I mght count 10 of his interventions to 8 for Nate and maybe 4 for Chad.
Works for me.
I also have a set of ladders on the garage floor and in between some of the rungs are lots of spare golf balls. I count them from time to time.
Any other ideas to break up an interval ?