No I don’t think that at all. You have said many times you don’t do much continuous runs in-season. I was merely showing that other coaches have similar opinions to mine.
Antecdotally, I have experienced the best workouts of my life since dropping continuous runs for tempo. Today I had planned on 6×150 (actually longer since I’m out in lanes 7&8) in in 23 seconds (around 800 pace) with 1 minute rest. Not suppposed to be a very challenging workout at all. I did them all in under 20 seconds with little effort, it seriously felt like I was floating. My legs felt great and I wasn’t breathing hard. I was very suprised, at how effortless I was running, I feel extenisve tempo gives me that, continuous runs don’t. I ended up adding more reps to the workout.
PS: I know this isn’t an impressive workout, it’s not meant to be it was meant to be an easy intensive tempo/800 pace workout. The reason I mention it is because of the effortlessness that I had today that I’ve never had in my life. I feel it’s due to the large amount of tempo I’ve been doing. I may not have as much aerobic endurance as traditionally trained 800m runners, but we’re talking about a race that last 100-120 seconds, and if today’s any indication I think I’m on the right track.