I’m thinking Nay, but I’m not sure I’m being objective. The new run plans were crafted pretty carefully, and on the one hand I think they are really good as-is and hate to see them modified. On the other hand… one mile on the rest day? That’s not a big deal.
As a coach, I’ve found that most of the time athletes have the right internal barometer on volume*. If this feels like a good idea, I don’t hate it. Sort of like when my in-laws first met me. They didn’t hate me, but weren’t crazy about me either. My wife went with her gut, had a good feeling about it, and now I’m their favorite. So, you may be on to something.
*Athletes may have a good barometer in volume, but not on intensity. That’s why the 80/20 system is needed.
I’m personally not a fan. For me, it’s too easy to let my competitive drive interfere with my common sense. What do you do if something isn’t feeling right and you’re on the verge of injury? If there’s no run streak, I’ll take a day or two off just to make sure I’m not making things worse. But if there’s a run streak, the temptation to push through is too strong. If you have the discipline to back of and lose the streak if you really need it, then it might be better than what I described.