I set a personal goal to beat my old 2:14:22 record set back in 2005 on the GBA version of the game. I figured I'd just try to get sub 2:10, but ended up getting a really sloppy 2:09 on my first run. I then decided I wanted sub 2 hours, and here we are.
After getting the chest heart piece, I really started to panic a bit, and never fully calmed down. I had a 2:00:17 PB that had 2nd try dig and 13th try chest, and this was after a previous PB with 8th try dig and 7th try chest, so once I saw the heart piece in the chest in this run, I realized that I just saved a metric ton of time from my PB and the heat was on to just finish the run out cleanly. I lost a lot of time to a ton of small mistakes due to being nervous with all the time banked.
I'm gonna take a break from running for a bit, but may come back to it in the near future. I really enjoyed learning as many new tricks as I could over the last couple weeks. The 3 big ones that have eluded me are the pinnacle rock heart piece bomb jump, the Aarghus quick kill, and spooky state for Misery Mire. I'll learn those for my next PB for sure.
Thank you to everyone in the ALttP Discord for answering all my questions over the past couple weeks, as well as everyone who wrote wiki articles in the official ALttP wiki!