My first run... Is not ready yet! But I will begin attempts tomorrow. I was planning to do a Wild Warp run of Crystalis but when I noticed there was no Seiken Densetsu run, I decided I had to give it a shot.
I had found a TAS and while I was able to replicate the tricks to get to the final boss, it really just is not something I will be able to do. Perhaps someone with lots of luck and patience could do it, but I doubt that will be me.
I was linked to an RTA from Nico Nico and this is much more my speed. I watched it and then played along with it and I think I have a shot of getting a better time. I have never done speed running before, but it should be quite the adventure. Plus, it is giving me an excuse to develop my own timer software for OS X.