Good idea I think. I always benefited from volume. American distance running really suffered in the late 1980s and early 1990s when people thought there was a short cut to aerobic development.
A few years back when I was doing cross country, indoor and outdoor I would take six weeks where I would step away from the anaerobic and repetition training. Then add back in over the late spring and summer. I would do something similar when I was college coaching but the season was so much shorter I only had about four weeks to add in the aerobic base.
I also had a good weekend. As I said I hit a plateau about two weeks ago and backed-off the anaerobic and distance for about five days. I came back strong on Wednesday with my best AlterG workout. Saturday I ran an identical hilly eight mile run that I ran at 12:17 a mile 3/26 to 10:12 a mile on 4/30. I am going to stick with the two AlterG and one regular run for now since it seems to be less stress or the joints and easier to make progress.