I'm the type of person who likes to do things differently. Video games are no exception. I was always fond of doing challenge runs (no damage, 100%, speedrun, etc) when I was a kid and didn't have too many games to play. Now that I'm older, I have way too many games to play and not enough time in the world. I've recently tried doing some "speed trophy runs", where I try to find ways to unlock all a game's trophies in as short a time frame as possible. Several trophy tracking sites list your time to 100% a game on PSN, so it's very easy to track. I ended up enjoying it because it requires some quick thinking, and oftentimes devising creative ways to delay your first trophy, as well as a good degree of planning. It's also a good motivator for getting through my backlog of games.
In this section, I will post a log of my route and methods taken to achieve such unlikely completion times whenever I attempt this on a game. I will try to attempt this on most of the games I play from now on, so expect this section to grow a lot. I'm also pretty much restricted to weekends for these attempts, since I do have to spend more time in the real world on weekdays. This means, I'm limited to one game a week unless I do short (< 6 hours) games.
Please note that I'm merely a 'casual' speedrunner. Most of the time, it will be my first time playing the game, leaving me to come up with everything on the fly. Very rarely will I do a practice run on a game before going for that 100%. It's unlikely that I'm going to spend several months planning and routing a game down to the exact path and button presses due to my immense backlog. I'm primarily interested in setting the foundation for how to complete a game quickly. Also, keep in mind that a lot of speedrunners are mostly interested in just beating a game and reaching the ending. This alone can take months to optimize and perfect. Add getting 100% in the game, which is the category I'm most interested in, and you'll increase the complexity of the run dramatically.