[quote author="CW" date="1165553250"]
I have found that 3 hours prior is sufficient and a MUST for the early morning meet, even if the athlete has a long day ahead. It doesn't need to be too intense either, just some simple excersises to wake up the CNS.
Why can't you wake up the CNS during your warmup?
I have tried both ways, with and without the pre-warmup. Without getting them up early the athletes will look "sluggish" and just compete flat.