Originally Posted by stephens
I'd be happy to sign up for a study like that. Just for once I'd like to feel what it'd be like to ride/run with a hematocrit of 50 instead of my 35.
A danish guy who is an amateur marathonist tried doing that for a while. He rode up Alpe d'Huez a few times before and after a 2 week EPO treatment.
Performance aside, just focusing on what it feels like, he said it made him far more aggressive and he kept wanting to ride fast regardless of the circumstances.
At one point he used the words "I wanted to attack the road like it was flat". This was Alpe d'Huez, mind.