Laura Kenny receives mentoring from Ennis-Hill before return at worlds

19 February 2018 06:06
• Four-time Olympic champion on the big stage after maternity break• Husband Jason Kenny also returns in team sprint at ApeldoornThe multiple Olympic champion Laura Kenny has received mentoring from the retired champion heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill as she has built up to a return to competition since the birth of her and husband Jason’s first child, Albert, in August. “She’s been there on the other end of the phone and that’s been great,” Kenny said, “because my body has gone through something it has never gone through before and you don’t really know how you’re going to feel.” Kenny said “just to take it slowly” was the best advice she has received.“The thing that was key was just forgetting about how I felt before and not rushing straight back to those numbers I had before,” she added. “Our programme is very power-based. Everything we do is recorded and I could see power on a daily basis and it’s just about forgetting about that because I was chasing numbers that were pre-Rio [2016] and I’m not even there now. I couldn’t expect to be there straightaway. You’ll get these feelings, it’s hard initially but, once you settle into it, it comes back quick.” Related: Laura Kenny to make cycling return six months after having first child Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian