You've lost 46KG? By heck, well done!
...though, are you sure you don't mean lbs?
With regards rest days, I had a go at running 7 days a week for a bit - I ran out of enthusiasm and energy pretty quickly and totally lost my running mojo for a few weeks. I generally find I do best at 5 times a week max, but everyone is different!
if you want to become a faster runner, you really need rest days.
at a very simple level, when you train you break down your body a little bit, and when you rest, it repairs itself more strongly. this is more critical in gym bunny iron pumping exercise, but still applies to running etc too.
Well done that man!! Also, you wouldn't want to get injured from overtraining and be unable to run at all.
I got from 18 stone to sub 2.44 marathoning by building up training gradually.
The one rule i always stick to is at least one rest day a week (even in my biggest matathon prep weeks). I'd add a "double" day before i'd lose my rest day. Sometimes i want to get out (sun shining, feeling good etc) but i restrict that feeling - a rest is better than a session in a structured plan.
Sounds like you have made great progress - keep up the good work and all the best for the Mara in 2011!
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