Ah, a common psychological syndrome common in aging males who are also ex-athletes! It is an attempt to relive past glory while defying the realities of advanced middle age. It is most prevelant in Olympic years after watching the trials on TV. While mostly a harmless diversion from reality, there are a significant number of documented cases of self inflicted injuries including sore muscles, torn muscles, strained ligiments and severly bruised egos! Recommended cure: continue to watch the Games and have a beer!
All contributed in jest by Former Runner!