I've started getting back in the swing of things and preparing for my any% speed run of Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. Basically I'm just going to beat the game every day or every other day and that'll let me practice every section equally.
I started it out last night, and got a time of 2 hours and 31 minutes, which is already six minutes below the fastest time I've heard of. This was also with multiple horrible run-ending mistakes, but it's the first time I've played the game in almost four months. Every time I beat it from here on out up until I get a usable speed run, I'll post my progress and times here.