The power of a teammate

With less than a month until her first race, couch potato-turned-triathlete Adena Andrews is kicking butt in the water and getting tips in the pool from friends in high places. She's learning the importance of teammates in training for a big event -- something she knew well on her high school swim team.

Updated: February 17, 2011, 3:36 PM ET
By Adena Andrews

Our own Adena Andrews -- former swimmer and more recent couch potato -- is training for her first triathlon, to be held March 19 in South Carolina, and is blogging every proud, painful or demoralizing step along the way.

My GOTRIbal trainer officially dubbed me an aquatic demon, and I love it. Not to brag, but I'm a beast in the swim portion of this triathlon training. In one practice, I do triple the yardage required for my race in March. It's not easy being this good, and sometimes ...

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