Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Free online coaching for Las Vegas Half Marathon

September 21, 2007

I am planning on running the Las Vegas Marathon. I’ll be running with a group of runners who are blogging as part of a fitness blogging community at Konamoxt.com. Konamoxt is offering FREE online coaching from a certified running coach and personal trainer for the first 25 sign-ups. You get a free Las Vegas Half Marathon t-shirt, free coaching, a pre-race party at the event and a ton of support from other athletes who blog and track their training with Konamoxt’s free online training logbook.

Sign up today! And Join me and the other runners from Konamoxt.com.

The Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon is a really cool event. You actually run down the Las Vegas Strip as part of both races. You might think running in Vegas would be hot, but it’s at the right time of year for the weather to be quite nice.

What is Konamoxt? Konamoxt is a growing community of athletes of all skill levels and disciplines: runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, hikers, and more. Konamoxt offers free training logs and training plans that are directly integrated into your blog. The training log has features that you find in other online products that require expensive monthly subscriptions. Konamoxt’s offers this training log for free. Plus they have state of the are blogging features like rich text editor, widgets, tons of really nice themes. In fact if you sign up for the Las Vegas Half Marathon training team you get some really cool looking themes exclusive the the Las Vegas Half Marathon training team. Cool stuff!

Check it out here…

What’s Zappo Been Working On? Konamoxt…

May 31, 2007

Some of you have probably noticed how little I’ve been blogging in the last couple weeks. Well, I’ve been “heads down” working with the rest of the Konamoxt founding team to put the final touches on our new product launch. And since we’ve built this product and service thanks to the inspiration of all of you in the fitness blogosphere, it makes sense for us to announce our beta in our blogs.

So here you go…


Konamoxt Beta is Launched

We are very excited to announce the launch of Konamoxt beta. We’ve been working hard for the last couple months to put this service together, we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far, but this is just the beginning.

Please, take the time to look around and sign up to our great new service.

What is Konamoxt?

Konamoxt is a gathering of active people committed to the fitness lifestyle. Konamoxt is inspired by a simple, but powerful idea:

What if we aggregated all the voices of fitness minded people together?

To learn more about Konamoxt see our About Section.

Why Join?

The short answer is we believe that fitness matters and we believe
that together, by sharing and supporting each other, we make the biggest
difference for ourselves and others.

If you want a much longer answer, see our About Section.

Would you like to join Konamoxt?Click here to sign up.

How much does it cost?

Absolutely nothing. Joining Konamoxt is both free and simple.

What can I do with Konamoxt?

By joining Konamoxt you are joining with other active people committed to a fitness lifestyle. Konamoxt is a place where you can be inspired by others and be inspiring to others; have conversations that make a difference; take action in your own life; and discover the benefits of an active fitness lifestyle.

Here are some of the key features at Konamoxt:

  • Your own Personal Blog: Starting a blog takes only a few minutes to set up and are simple to use. Blogs are an easy way for people to support and inspire each other.
  • Your own Training Log: Signing up gives you access to your own on-line training log. Your training log can be either public or private. Click here to see more detailed training log features.
  • Forums: Our forum section allows people to engage in conversations about fitness related topics. Click here to see our forums.
  • Events: The events calendar is a place for you to find events that are of interest to you; to add events that you would like to share; and to comment about events. Find events here.
  • Discover other people’s blogs: See what other people are saying about training, fitness, and life. Find topics of interest here.
  • Training plans and other articles: See our growing directory of training plans and other fitness articles. Training plans are available for beginning through advanced athletes and cover running, cycling and triathlon training. Training plans and articles are in our Library section.

Give us your feedback.

We appreciate you joining our beta program and helping us improve our product. We realize that there will be some rough edges and we look forward to your feedback. If you have questions or comments, need support, or would like to make a suggestion for features you would like to see please visit our Forums.

We hope you enjoy being part of the Konamoxt community.


My blog has moved to: zappoman.konamoxt.com

Konamoxt.com is a growing online community of active athletes and fitness minded bloggers. At Konamoxt you can find training plans for running, triathlons, or cycling. Konamoxt is the only blogging platform designed for athletes with a built in workout log, that allows you to easily track your workouts as blog entries.Try Konamoxt.com workout log, training plans, and blog platform for free.

12 miles vs 14 miles: How about a half-marathon?

May 26, 2007

My blog has moved to: zappoman.konamoxt.com

Konamoxt.com is a growing online community of active athletes and fitness minded bloggers. At Konamoxt you can find training plans for running, triathlons, or cycling. Konamoxt is the only blogging platform designed for athletes with a built in workout log, that allows you to easily track your workouts as blog entries.Try Konamoxt.com workout log, training plans, and blog platform for free.


Well today was a long run, and I couldn’t decide if I would run 12 miles or 14 miles. I ended up deciding to almost split the difference and run a half marathon.

My plan was to take it easy, and I mostly feel like I did, although my pace was around 8min/mile, which in retrospect sounds pretty fast. But if I felt like I was taking it relatively easy, and I felt pretty good afterwards, then I guess I was taking it easy.

Read the rest of this post at ZappoMan.koanmoxt.com…

Swimming and biking and running… Oh My!

May 10, 2007

My blog has moved to: zappoman.konamoxt.com

Konamoxt.com is a growing online community of active athletes and fitness minded bloggers. At Konamoxt you can find training plans for running, triathlons, or cycling. Konamoxt is the only blogging platform designed for athletes with a built in workout log, that allows you to easily track your workouts as blog entries.Try Konamoxt.com workout log, training plans, and blog platform for free.


Downtown Seattle YMCA I’ve been working really hard the last couple weeks on my new business. I’ve been doing late nights working on putting together some final touches on a product we hope to release as beta soon… basically it’s crunch time. To make matters even more challenging, last week, my wife was out of town taking care of her father (who had a heart attack and didn’t even know it)… playing Mr. Mom is a lot harder than my normal job.

The point is my blogging has been compromised… but that’s ok, we all have priorities. I have been able to keep my training up, although I’ll admit that I probably haven’t been getting the fullest out of my sessions. I mean I’m supposed to be in the Build-1 period right now… out of Base… the goal of this period is to focus on increasing effort at a mid/heavy time load (15 hours/week). I’m getting in the hours, but I don’t have enough energy to really put in the intensity levels I want.

Read the rest of this article on ZappoMan.konamoxt.com