Pickled Feet 48/24/12/6 hour run is held at Eagle Island State Park, near Boise, Idaho. This event is in its 4th year. They also provide a 100-mile option. I was interested to finish my 4th 100-miler in the first three months of the year, so I signed up. Last year I ran the 48-hour version and did pretty well, finishing in 3rd with 161 miles. The course runs on a mostly flat, smooth dirt road/trail on a 2.5-mile loop. The scenery during the loop is great – rural farm land, by a small lake, and along Boise River.
I arrived at the park as the 48-hour runners were getting ready to start at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening. I chatted with Israel Archuletta for a while. He would go on to finish in 4th place with 120.280 miles. I was happy to not be running for two days this time. 64 loops last year was tough and I knew that 40 loops for 100 miles would be plenty.