119 episodes

A D3 Running Podcast hosted by Noah Droddy and Stu Newstat. D3 Glory Days take deep dives into some of the important names, events, and institutions that have shaped D3 running history, and represented the division in the greater sport as a whole. On the CITIUS MAG Podcast Network.

Follow us on social media: twitter.com/d3glorydays - instagram.com/d3glorydays

D3 Glory Days Podcast CITIUS MAG

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A D3 Running Podcast hosted by Noah Droddy and Stu Newstat. D3 Glory Days take deep dives into some of the important names, events, and institutions that have shaped D3 running history, and represented the division in the greater sport as a whole. On the CITIUS MAG Podcast Network.

Follow us on social media: twitter.com/d3glorydays - instagram.com/d3glorydays

    Episode 109 - Alex Ross and Sara Stephenson

    Episode 109 - Alex Ross and Sara Stephenson

    After winning the 2022 National Championship, Johns Hopkins became the winningest women’s program in D3 history. Adding to two of those titles were Alex Ross and Sara Stephenson. Alex and Sara led Hopkins to their 8th title by finishing 5th and 9th respectively to become the best duo in the country.

    They shared how they became comfortable about the elements by letting the team share what made them nervous instead of pushing those feelings aside. They brought the perspective how a team is able to consistently be great despite losing teammates to graduation.

    An important factor for success in a highly competitive program is to not become toxic in their behavior or compare to others. Alex and Sara share how Hopkins keeps things positive within the program to ensure everyone feels like they are apart of the program.

    From the conversation, it’s clear Hopkins has a positive team culture built on support and trust from your teammates. They said it best that they have the people to step up when it counts but they don’t know. A big reason to never doubt Johns Hopkins.

    BPN Ambassador

    We’re excited to be Ambassadors for Bare Performance Nutrition. A supplement company that gets you ready for next competition. Whether it’s protein or electrolytes, their supplements are geared to help you compete at your best. I’ve been taking their electrolytes to refuel after a run and can it increase my recovery. If you’re interested in trying them out, head over to their website and try today.

    How to Support D3 Glory Days:

    D3 Glory Days Venmo.

    We launched a Patreon!

    Subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts

    Instagram, Twitter and Strava.

    D3 Glory Days Merch

    • 55 min
    Episode 108 - Joe Backus: From Hip Surgery in January 2022 to All-American in November

    Episode 108 - Joe Backus: From Hip Surgery in January 2022 to All-American in November

    When Joe Backus felt a nagging in his hip, he sought a second opinion to make sure it wasn’t serious. A few days later he learned he had a femoral stress fracture, a hip impingement and a torn labrum. Joe elected to get surgery in January of 2022 which began his long road to recovery.

    Joe wasn’t allowed to run until June. Before then, he was slowly building up on the bike but kept it within reason as to not injure his hip again. When he was cleared to run, he started at two minutes and was able to add two minutes every other day. Even with the slow build, Joe kept the faith because people believe in him.

    By the time he got back to campus, he was up to 30 minutes of running and getting close to 30 miles a week. On September 16th, 2022 - nine months post surgery, Joe put back on the John Carroll singlet and raced. The race wasn’t pretty (29:07, 200th) but being back out there was everything to Joe. He knew his hard work was paying off.

    From there, Joe just kept getting better. By the time conference rolled around, he broke into JCU’s top seven as their seventh man and finishing 17th in the OAC. This result earned a spot on the starting line at Regionals where he finished seventh overall and JCU’s second man. The momentum was building and capped it off with a 31st place finish to become an All-American.

    Injuries happen in running but it’s how you handle that dictates what you can accomplish. Joe showed that sticking to the plan and harnessing the powers of other’s beliefs, you can go far.

    Quotes

    On the belief from others:

    “What kept me going was the people who believed in me. When I got the surgery, I lost a lot of belief in myself and then people kept telling me, 'I believe in you. You're going to do this. I can't wait to see you run again.'”

    BPN Ambassador

    We’re excited to be Ambassadors for Bare Performance Nutrition. A supplement company that gets you ready for next competition. Whether it’s protein or electrolytes, their supplements are geared to help you compete at your best. I’ve been taking their electrolytes to refuel after a run and can it increase my recovery. If you’re interested in trying them out, head over to their website and try today.

    How to Support D3 Glory Days:

    D3 Glory Days Venmo.

    We launched a Patreon!

    Subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts

    Instagram, Twitter and Strava.

    D3 Glory Days Merch

    • 49 min
    Episode 107 - Alex Phillip and Kassie Parker

    Episode 107 - Alex Phillip and Kassie Parker

    Fresh off their repeat wins, Alex Phillip and Kassie Parker come back to D3 Glory Days to share insights about their win, what’s happened since the last time we spoke, and what they’re looking forward to in their last season in Division 3.

    They both shared the pressures of having a target on their back and how they were able to handle that leading up to the race.

    For Alex, he was able to move past the doubt of if past races were flukes and have confidence in his ability.

    After a loss at Outdoors, Kassie worked even harder over the summer to get herself prepared for the season.

    They're both eyeing records in the track season so make sure you follow along to see what they can do.

    BPN Ambassador

    We’re excited to be Ambassadors for Bare Performance Nutrition. A supplement company that gets you ready for next competition. Whether it’s protein or electrolytes, their supplements are geared to help you compete at your best. I’ve been taking their electrolytes to refuel after a run and can it increase my recovery. If you’re interested in trying them out, head over to their website and try today.

    100 Episodes

    Thank you for listening to over 100 episodes, it’s truly been a blast. If you enjoyed any episode please consider making a $1 donation in light of the special occasion!  D3 Glory Days Venmo.

    Rate or Review D3 Glory Days!

    As always, we really appreciate your support of this podcast. If you’d like to help spread the word, share the podcast with a friend,  leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or leave a rating on Spotify!

    Follow D3 Glory Days

    If you want to rep D3 Glory Days on your next run, head to our Merch Store. And finally, follow us on social media! We’re on Instagram, Twitter and Strava.

    D3 Glory Days Patreon

    We launched a Patreon! As we said, we will never go behind a paywall - so any support is greatly appreciated.

    We enjoy bringing you this content and we realized we could do so much more with a little bit of backing. We want to ensure D3 gets the coverage it deserves and keeping this website paywall free! If you have enjoyed this podcast and the articles we have put, please consider becoming a Patron of D3 Glory Days. In full disclosure, the money will go directly into the show: equipment, subscriptions we need, and most importantly, money to our writers. If you are able, we would appreciate your support.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 106 - D3 XC National Preview

    Episode 106 - D3 XC National Preview

    Our National meet preview episode covers off the big storylines of this weekend. We go over the regional results, what surprised us this season and gave our national meet predictions. Let us know who you think will take home the trophy!

    Photo credit for the episode art is by George Madison.

    Nationals Merch

    Get your exclusive D3 Glory Days Nationals merch here: 

    100 Episodes

    Thank you for listening to over 100 episodes, it’s truly been a blast. If you enjoyed any episode please consider making a $1 donation in light of the special occasion!  D3 Glory Days Venmo.

    Rate or Review D3 Glory Days!

    As always, we really appreciate your support of this podcast. If you’d like to help spread the word, share the podcast with a friend,  leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or leave a rating on Spotify!

    Follow D3 Glory Days

    If you want to rep D3 Glory Days on your next run, head to our Merch Store. And finally, follow us on social media! We’re on Instagram, Twitter and Strava.

    D3 Glory Days Patreon

    We launched a Patreon! As we said, we will never go behind a paywall - so any support is greatly appreciated.

    We enjoy bringing you this content and we realized we could do so much more with a little bit of backing. We want to ensure D3 gets the coverage it deserves and keeping this website paywall free! If you have enjoyed this podcast and the articles we have put, please consider becoming a Patron of D3 Glory Days. In full disclosure, the money will go directly into the show: equipment, subscriptions we need, and most importantly, money to our writers. If you are able, we would appreciate your support.

    • 44 min
    Episode 105 - 2022 XC Contenders

    Episode 105 - 2022 XC Contenders

    We’re back with another contenders episode. Our guests today not only have individual aspirations, but will be battling for their teams as well. Each team they represent is in the top 10 and will be vying for a team trophy on Saturday. We’re joined by:

    Aubrie Fisher - Wartburg - 3:31

    Matt Lecky - RPI - 18:18

    Kathleen McCarey - SUNY Geneseo - 34:07

    Lucas Florsheim - Pomona-Pitzer - 50:59

    Natalie Bitetti - CMS - 1:09:47

    Elias Lindgren - Williams - 1:26:22

    Nationals Merch

    Get your exclusive D3 Glory Days Nationals merch here: https://www.bonfire.com/d3-cross-country-nationals/

    100 Episodes

    Thank you for listening to over 100 episodes, it’s truly been a blast. If you enjoyed any episode please consider making a $1 donation in light of the special occasion!  D3 Glory Days Venmo.

    Rate or Review D3 Glory Days!

    As always, we really appreciate your support of this podcast. If you’d like to help spread the word, share the podcast with a friend,  leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or leave a rating on Spotify!

    Follow D3 Glory Days

    If you want to rep D3 Glory Days on your next run, head to our Merch Store. And finally, follow us on social media! We’re on Instagram, Twitter and Strava.

    D3 Glory Days Patreon

    We launched a Patreon! As we said, we will never go behind a paywall - so any support is greatly appreciated.

    We enjoy bringing you this content and we realized we could do so much more with a little bit of backing. We want to ensure D3 gets the coverage it deserves and keeping this website paywall free! If you have enjoyed this podcast and the articles we have put, please consider becoming a Patron of D3 Glory Days. In full disclosure, the money will go directly into the show: equipment, subscriptions we need, and most importantly, money to our writers. If you are able, we would appreciate your support.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 104 - 2022 D3 XC Regular Season Review

    Episode 104 - 2022 D3 XC Regular Season Review

    We turn to the current state of D3 XC and review everything that's happened so far this season. We break down the big interregional meets and give predictions for the end of the year. This goes with our rankings that will be released today.

    100 Episodes

    Thank you for listening to over 100 episodes, it’s truly been a blast. If you enjoyed any episode please consider making a $1 donation in light of the special occasion!  D3 Glory Days Venmo.

    Rate or Review D3 Glory Days!

    As always, we really appreciate your support of this podcast. If you’d like to help spread the word, share the podcast with a friend, or leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or leave a rating on Spotify!

    Follow D3 Glory Days

    If you want to rep D3 Glory Days on your next run, head to our Merch Store. And finally, follow us on social media! We’re on Instagram, Twitter and Strava.

    D3 Glory Days Patreon

    We launched a Patreon! As we said, we will never go behind a paywall - so any support is greatly appreciated.

    We enjoy bringing you this content and we realized we could do so much more with a little bit of backing. We want to ensure D3 gets the coverage it deserves and keeping this website paywall free! If you have enjoyed this podcast and the articles we have put, please consider becoming a Patron of D3 Glory Days. In full disclosure, the money will go directly into the show: equipment, subscriptions we need, and most importantly, money to our writers. If you are able, we would appreciate your support.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

tbnrtyf ,

Cortland

Just found this podcast and listened to the series on the Cortland dynasty from a couple years ago. It brought back great memories of my brief time there on the men’s team. It did a great job of explaining Jacks understated brilliance. Winning a “Good Dog” award from Jack is probably my most prized award I ever received in my running career. Thank you.
-Daniel Hughes

stephensons22 ,

D3GloryDays lives up to its glory!

Had the pleasure of talking to Noah and Stu on their podcast & had a blast. They work so hard to create great content and deliver!

bradlovestorun ,

A great listen

Really listening to Noah and Stu bring more coverage to d3 running. Thanks!

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