Originally Posted by Suddethb
TODAY I DID 20 LAPS STOPPING ONLY TO HIT MY WATER BOTTLE! HOLY CRAP!!!
How slow did you go?
I've gone from watching the BetterFly DVD to watching Phelps, and now back to the BetterFly DVD. Though taking the Phelps approach has taught me a few things, I can't maintain the style. When I intentionally swim slow--as in swimming in the family area with traffic and all--it feels relaxed and in some ways technically better. Even Phelps' coach says that one should start out at low intensity. As long as I'm reaching the threshold minimum speed, slow fly is a good thing.
I plan to develop the slow fly technique and build distance with that. That appoach seems to be paying off with the crawl and breaststroke. Technique, distance, then speed.