After two sets of tests and seeing low testosterone (200 ish) and a high SHBG (80+) and having all the classic symptoms I am just on the verge of starting a trial of TRT. I am lucky that I have a really good Doctor to work with, so I will pose my questions to him as well. Just trying to gain as much insight as I can to understand what I am getting into.
So I am an amatuer ultra runner (distances of 50k and higher). In no way am I a podium contender , just someone who loves running out in the mountains. Without wanting to sound stereotypical, i have never felt more free and happy in any other pursuit before.
My concern and curiosity is what impact TRT might potentially have on my running.
I have spent two days raking through Google search results searching for someone sharing their direct experience here, but the few threads i have found were negative in that folks found the weight gain and other factors slowed them down and made it painful to run long distances.
I realise I might be looking for a unicorn here, but are there any long distance runners out there who have found a happy balance between endurance running and TRT?
For the record I am 6ft and 175lbs, so not your typical long-distance build. I prefer to not get bigger and happy at this weight or below.