Kick technique inquiry
Totally getting into MSF threads and geeking out along with you all. Scheming for a marathon swim (my first) this summer, and I live on the Canadian West Coast.
My curiosity is about the kick. I've grown up/taught flutter kick, and I've been learning about the value of the 2 beat kick, from Total Immersion coaching and others. Apparently it saves juice, due to the kick being minimally used for propulsion. So trying it out. At first my feet felt like they were sinking, though concentrating on the toe flick has helped quite a bit. Now that I'm getting the hand of it, it's feeling easy and pleasurable.
Curious to hear from folks with more experience. Do you generally recommend switching up the kick here and there? I don't feel like I could easily pick up the pace with a 2 beat kick (maybe I just need more practice?!), and wonder about high seas/messy waters...
Thanks for the insight! Happy swimming.