Enter the maximum heart rate and percentage intensity into the calculator to determine the Easy Run Heart Rate.

Easy Run Heart Rate Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Easy Run Heart Rate (ERHR).

ERHR = HRmax * (0.6 to 0.7)


  • ERHR is the Easy Run Heart Rate HRmax is the maximum heart rate

To calculate the Easy Run Heart Rate, multiply the maximum heart rate by a percentage between 60% and 70%. This range is typically used to represent the intensity level of an easy run.

What is an Easy Run Heart Rate?

An Easy Run Heart Rate refers to the heart rate zone that a runner maintains during an easy or recovery run. This is typically 60-70% of the runner’s maximum heart rate. Running at this heart rate allows the body to build endurance and aerobic capacity while minimizing the risk of injury or overtraining. It is often used in training plans to balance more intense workouts and promote recovery.

How to Calculate Easy Run Heart Rate?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Easy Run Heart Rate using the given formula:

  1. First, determine the Maximum Heart Rate (HRmax).
  2. Next, multiply HRmax by the range of 0.6 to 0.7.
  3. Finally, calculate the Easy Run Heart Rate (ERHR).
  4. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge:

Maximum Heart Rate (HRmax) = 180