While a half-marathon is less trying than a metric (16.3) marathon or a marathon itself, it is more taxing than a 10K or even a 10-miler. But excuse Jeff Hinte if he described Sunday's Harmony Half-Marathon in Harford County as a "nice, little run through the countryside."
That's because, of late, Hinte has been doing longer runs. On Nov. 17, he completed the John F. Kennedy 50-Miler from Boonsboro to Williamsport in 6:50. On Oct. 28, he finished the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, a 1 1/2 -mile swim, a 22-mile bike and an 18 1/2 -mile run, in 4 hours, 21 minutes, 2 seconds.
Sunday, Hinte won the Harmony Half in 1:22:20.
"It's a totally different beast," Hinte said Sunday when asked to compare the Harmony run with Alcatraz. "It [the first leg of Alcatraz] straightens you up real quick."