I work long hours and get up early. I am not having trouble doing the daily routines but I am having trouble not wanting to skip a day ie using two days rest now and then rather than do it Monday Wednesday and Friday. The protocol seems to emphasize the Monday effort. If you work hard enough Monday, Wed is then of sufficient difficulty to be useful- it can really hit you hard despite it being an easy workout. I attribute this to residual impact of Monday. Frankly one can tell Wednesday whether or not Friday will be below 5 minutes or not if you can follow a similar pace except that by Friday I want to skip a day and do it Saturday. I think that the third work out , the test, enables progression without impatience but wonder if there is more science to it than that- I read a post where Admin cited day two hormonal activity as beneficial. I also see the week as avoiding CNS failure. If we newbeees did day 1 three times a week we would quickly fry the CNS-this answers for myself a question I posted earlier. So are the rest period important or can you adjust to optimize.