When i train i always wonder why theres is so much less time to memorize than to recall. While i do understand that my wondering might have something to do with me being a beginner in this field, i still find that i would rather use say 2 minutes to memorize and 1 minute to recall.
I usually run out of time after having memorized maybe half of the words, names etc. That means that there is less to recall. On the other hand: if i had time to create better mental images i would need less time to recall them, so i guess the short timespan for memorization is to push you a bit in your training. So my real question might instead be: why then so relative long time for recall?