Forums  /  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  /  want to start speed running

so ive been watching speed runs for awhile now. ive decided to start myself, im wanting to try tmnt 4 turtles in time. my question is this. in the rules it says that it has to be on hard and it tells when the timer starts and stops, but in the option screen were you change the difficulty level you can adjust how many continues and lives you get. Can i run with max lives and max continues? the rules dont say