Marathon Training & Racing from
Joe Bowman
All 50 States & DC under 3:00
Who is Toby Skinner?  Toby was the first person to achieve sub3 status in all 50 States and
DC and to date is the only person who has a sub 3:00 marathon in all 50 States and DC as a
masters runner.  Toby's fastest average is 2:43:51 and his masters average is 2:46:32
.
State

Hawaii
Illinois
Massachusetts
Washington
Oregon
Wisconsin
New York
Idaho
Utah
Minnesota
Washington DC
South Dakota
Michigan
Nebraska
Nevada
California
Alaska
South Carolina
Missouri
Wyoming
New Mexico
Virginia
Arkansas
Iowa
Maine
Tennessee
Arizona
Montana
New Hampshire
Indiana
North Dakota
Mississippi
Louisiana
Vermont
West Virginia
Georgia
Oklahoma
Florida
North Carolina
Kentucky
Kansas
Ohio
Colorado
Alabama
Delaware
Connecticut
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Maryland
Rhode Island
Texas
Marathon

Honolulu
America’s
Boston
Capital City
Portland
Lake Front
New York
Coeur D’Alene
St. George
Grandma’s
Marine Corps
Black Hills
Free Press
Riverfront
Las Vegas
Mission Bay
Mayor’s Midnight
Island
St. Louis
Governor’s Cup
Bandelier
Shamrock
Hogeye
Drake Relays
Sugarloaf Mountain
Smoky Mountain
City of Phoenix
Montana
Clarence DeMar
Sunburst
Coco-Cola
Crazy Jimmy’s
Mardi Gras
Green Mountain
Almost Heaven
Infantry
Andy Payne
Space Coast
Observer
Louisville
KAKE-TV Wichita
Revco-Cleveland
Steamboat
Pepsi Vulcan
Lewes Seashore
East Lyme
Pittsburg
Atlantic City
Washington Birthday
Ocean State
Cowtown
Year

1980
1980
1983
1984
1984
1985
1985
1985
1986
1986
1986
1987
1987
1987
1987
1987
1987
1987
1987
1987
1987
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1988
1989
1989
1989
1989
1989
1989
1989
1989
1989
1989
1990
1990
1990
1990
1990
1991
Time

2:45:29
2:46:08
2:32:32
2:32:07
2:33:33
2:38:35
2:42:44
2:43:00
2:27:45
2:36:57
2:40:36
2:34:38
2:37:08
2:37:08
2:37:54
2:38:18
2:39:07
2:41:17
2:41:37
2:45:18
2:49:30
2:34:32
2:38:07
2:41:00
2:42:40
2:43:28
2:44:00
2:44:04
2:44:47
2:45:36
2:46:54
2:47:49
2:49:24
2:50:03
2:53:45
2:44:11
2:44:35
2:44:53
2:45:11
2:46:21
2:47:00
2:48:34
2:49:36
2:51:23
2:54:25
2:48:16
2:48:18
2:48:29
2:54:39
2:57:34
2:55:27
Pace

6:19
6:20
5:49
5:48
5:51
6:03
6:12
6:13
5:38
5:59
6:08
5:54
6:00
6:00
6:01
6:02
6:04
6:09
6:10
6:18
6:28
5:54
6:02
6:08
6:12
6:14
6:15
6:15
6:17
6:19
6:22
6:24
6:28
6:29
6:38
6:16
6:17
6:17
6:18
6:21
6:22
6:26
6:28
6:32
6:39
6:25
6:25
6:26
6:40
6:46
6:42
2:43:51
6:15
Average Time and Pace
Recent Toby Sightings
7/6/08 - Flat Half (I didn't make that
up) - 1:30:47

12/9/07 - Fiesta Bowl 1/2 Marathon -
1:30:15.  I like the look of that!

10/7/07 - Portland Marathon 3:20:20
- 1st 60 to 64 yr age group.  Age
graded - 2:40:09!!
Be sure to look at Toby's 2007-08
mileage and races at the bottom of
this page
For you folks who think you race a lot and put in a lot of mileage, check out what Toby was doing in 1982 and 1986.  These were not exception years; this is what Toby did
every year.
2007 Portland Marathon
Are You
Ready?
Maybe
Boston
Joe Now
Links
Joe
Train
Race
Pace
Toby
Now
Click to enlarge these pics
1988 Drake Relays... Yep
that's Toby and Bill Rodgers.  
Toby and Bill shared the stage
that day.  Toby won the
masters marathon and Bill won
the masters 10K
1987 - Wyoming Governors Cup
2007 Fiesta Bowl 1/2
And here are Toby's 1988 and 1989 numbers. 1988 was Toby's most productive sub3 year (16)
All of Toby's
120 Sub3
Marathons
Whata ya know, Toby's backed off the 100+ mile weeks, but that hasn't stopped him from updating his t-shirt collection and scoring some nice new hardware.  18 races
since mid July including the Portland Marathon and the Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon.  21 weeks of 65 miles or more and an average '07 weekly mileage of 59.  

So Toby went to Fiji for two months (March / April 2008) and apparently couldn't find any races so now he's in make-up mode...and running 70+ mile weeks!
Toby's Fastest 51