I’m not a triathlete because I have a cat-like aversion to water. Really. If I dip my foot in water, I instantly pull it out and shake it just like my cat. So I haven’t ever been to USAT Nationals for Triathlon. BUT I have been to USAT Nationals for Duathlon a bunch of times. Here’s my advice to Nationals newbies out there– two secret items that all USAT veterans KNOW that they need to pick up.