My 2 cents
Buy my set of brand new MG Yellows, still in the wrappers
You’re gonna need them $190 shipped to your door at Nor Cal.
Oh, yeah, and a lot of padding on the seat and a good rib vest
Squeeze spring loaded hand grips, or a tennis ball, work out your upper body, twist, and abdominals.
Other than that you’ll get used to it, just don’t push too hard till you get very familiar with it.
Also, very important! DO NOT stay out longger than your 6 to 10 lap normal sessions, it will crack, fracture or bruice you ribs. Remember, you don’t have to break a track record, so take it easy, no need to prove a point yet.