I think her speed varied more than some other skaters. It depended on the day. Some performances like the 2000 worlds LP she was flying. Others like the 98 Olympics she was more tenative and slow. I did see Kwan live a couple times though, and her skating skills, speed, and ice coverage all look better in person generally. Her quality of edge is impeccable, not quite YuNa Kim, Yuka Sato, Shizuka Arakawa, or Carolna Kostner, but the next best level after that. Which was very noticeable even if her speed isnt the most of everyone.