Extra Point: Faster, Higher, Stronger, Healthier: Expanding the Boundaries of Training

Are you getting enough sleep? Did you eat a good breakfast this morning? Don’t you think it would be a good idea to put down the phone for a while?

Princeton students expect to hear those questions from their parents. If they’re varsity athletes, they may be hearing them from their coaches, too.

It’s not that the coaches are out to nag — far from it. The demands of Princeton pull student-athletes in many directions, from problem sets to parties to extra work in the weight room, and coaches want to help students balance those competing demands. In the words of Peter Farrell, longtime women’s track and cross country coach and a stickler for healthy sleep habits, “Coaches who come to Princeton have to realize that you’re not coaching in a vacuum.” …

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