Well, the article stated:
"...Heavy weights for your first two workouts of the week, light weights for days three and four (using identical exercises), then 3 days off."
So, your plan doesn't sound too far off. Just be sure to use the same exercises, uber-light weights, and follow up with those rest days (probably the most important part).
About your next cycle though, for strength and limited hypertrophy, I wouldn't go with 3x8 and 5x5. I'd shoot for lower overall volume, more like 4x3, 5x2, that area. Just something to consider.